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02-18-2014 02:58 PM
David Winners I know some that train the positions before hand do the dog doesn't need sedation. I've never done this, but it sounds like a good idea.

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02-18-2014 02:12 PM
GatorDog
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The heads were only thing I'd be concerned with, but if it's just the x-ray quality making it look off, hips look good.

I have a 9 month old that's long, thin, and bony too that just got his hips x-rayed the other day without sedation. It was not easy getting the right positioning, but they came out well. Vet was close to having to sedate him though.
I almost think that having her not sedated might have helped them position her. Being a little more tense might have helped keep her from flopping as much as she did on her bony little butt. They did require sedation through this office. For her officials at 2, the vet does not use sedation (this is a different office).
02-18-2014 02:08 PM
Lucy Dog The heads were only thing I'd be concerned with, but if it's just the x-ray quality making it look off, hips look good.

I have a 9 month old that's long, thin, and bony too that just got his hips x-rayed the other day without sedation. It was not easy getting the right positioning, but they came out well. Vet was close to having to sedate him though.
02-18-2014 02:07 PM
GatorDog I should also add that they took these xrays "just to take a look" before I even decided to send them to OFA or not..
02-18-2014 01:55 PM
GatorDog
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That's the best they could do with a sedated dog?? That's just inexcusable. Definitely find another vet.

I'd be slightly concerned with that right hip (left side of x-ray). Coverage looks good, but it looks like the ball is starting to slightly disfigure. That's probably where the "fair" rating is coming from, I'd imagine.
The image quality is actually pretty crappy, being copied onto my computer. The femoral heads are both very round when looking at the original xray. And I've seen much, much worse than these rads before, so I wouldn't exactly call it inexcusable, but maybe just not ideal. Carma is long and thin and bony, and they had a hard time getting her super straight.

As I said earlier, this was mostly just to take a look. They are preliminary xrays. I wasn't willing to drop $500 on prelims at the vet where I know we will get much better positioning. Its obvious to myself and to the vet that there isn't any evidence of dysplaysia, and that's all I was concerned about. I honestly don't know how to read elbows, but I'm happy with a normal rating from these rads too.
02-18-2014 01:48 PM
Lucy Dog That's the best they could do with a sedated dog?? That's just inexcusable. Definitely find another vet.

I'd be slightly concerned with that right hip (left side of x-ray). Coverage looks good, but it looks like the ball is starting to slightly disfigure. That's probably where the "fair" rating is coming from, I'd imagine.
02-18-2014 01:33 PM
Liesje
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Out of curiosity where you planning to breed her or just trying to decide what level of sport to do with her based on her hip results? I had similar bad news in one hip on my girls prelims, a little worse than yours, and it has me rethinking what I want to do with her.
I wouldn't say Fair (especially on a prelim, not official) is "bad" news. Fair is passing! That's good news
02-18-2014 01:10 PM
GatorDog
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definite need better positioning on both elbows and especially hips.
Yeah, we just tried the vet with good reviews in the town we moved to recently. I think next time I'm going to drive all the way to Rhode Island to have them done at a place I know will get the perfect positioning. I just wanted to see where we were at

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Interesting, thank you for sharing. Our of curiosity, how expensive is it to do the Xrays?
No problem. These were about $300-$350 I believe, including the initial exam (for being new clients) and the sedation.
02-18-2014 01:02 PM
Smithie86 definite need better positioning on both elbows and especially hips.
02-18-2014 12:50 PM
FirefighterGSD Interesting, thank you for sharing. Our of curiosity, how expensive is it to do the Xrays?
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