The OFA, established in 1966, is a not-for-profit organization originally created to assist breeders in addressing hip dysplasia. In recent years OFA has added databases to assist breeders in assessing elbow and patella deformities, craniomandibular osteopathy, autoimmune thyroiditis, congenital heart disease, copper toxicosis in Bedlington Terriers, and DNA databases. In addition to its activities, OFA has provided more than $2 million in financial support to animal wellness activities. OFA currently supports canine genetic research at the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and the University of Missouri. OFA is a co-founder organization in the AKC/Canine Health Foundation and funds the Morris Animal Foundation for studies on animal wellness.