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Breeders who breed dogs with known Hip Dysplasia

  • July 15, 2015 10:18 AM EDT

    Audience question:

    What do you tell to breeders who knowingly breed / use dogs with Hip Dysplasia?

    Answered by:  James L. Cook, DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACVSMR:

    It is definitely not ideal with respect to trying to decrease the prevalence of HD in the breed and if they do that then they MUST disclose it.