BVA Hip & Elbow Schemes
BVA Hip Scheme
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) Hip Scheme was set up to reduce inherited hip problems in dogs.
Hip dysplasia is a term which includes a number of specific developmental and other abnormalities involving the hip joint.
The purpose of the hip scheme is to reduce the incidence of the disease in dogs used for breeding.
Further information can be found on the BVA website.
BVA Elbow Scheme
Elbow dysplasia describes the abnormal development of the elbow. The term includes a number of specific abnormalities, which affect different sites in the joint.
The purpose of the elbow scheme is to reduce the incidence of the disease in dogs used for breeding.
Further information is also available from the BVA website.
In order to obtain suitable X-rays for submission the dog has to be anaesthetised and then positioned correctly.