Jyn is participating in the ongoing Biomarker Study for Canine Health Dysplasia with OFA and the University of Missouri’s Thompson Laboratory for Regenerative Orthopaedics.
This involves sending urine and blood samples at 4-5 months of age, returning for preliminary hip dysplasia x-rays at 12 months, and finally for official x-rays at 24+ months.
The participant pays for the evaluations/collections and shipping, but OFA comps the submission fees for the x-ray evaluations for study participants.
If you’d like to participate with your Apex puppy (or any puppy!), please visit the informational page from OFA to learn how to apply!