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lynnette 06-14-2014 11:25 AM

fair to good hips/ litter has issues
 
My breeder bred a good hip male to a fair hip female - puppies are having bone growth issues and two with HD - two different litters. How do you determine where the problem lies?

Freestep 06-14-2014 12:00 PM

How old are these puppies? Have they been x-rayed to determine HD?

holland 06-14-2014 12:35 PM

I am not sure what you mean by bone growth issues. Also 2 out of how many puppies and not sure what the average percentage of HD in a litter is-the ofa website would probably state that-

carmspack 06-14-2014 03:45 PM

there is nothing wrong with ofa fair to ofa good !

what needs to be examined is the orthopedic status deeper into the pedigree. That means the mother's litter mates , her sire , her dam, their production record . Similarily the sire, his litter mates, his sire , his dam , their production record.

do you have one of the progeny , and are you worried and have you done x rays.

orthopedic health is multi factorial which means that genetics (indirect mode of inheritance) and environment and NUTRITION play a role.

wolfstraum 06-14-2014 04:41 PM

How old are these pups? When you say "growth issues" - no connection to hip dysplasia, and probably panosteitis or "pano"

Again - hips are not certifiable until the dog is 2....and many people assume bad hips if there is any problem at all....

absolutely nothing wrong with Good or Fair hips.....IF - and I mean IF - there are dogs from the litter wiht HD, I'd bet there is some sign of risk in the pedigree further back.

Lee


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