I'm being offered a Male Czech import that is a trained PPD. This is a photo of his hips x-Ray. From what I can tell the hips don't look great. Can someone with more experience in looking at hips advise me on this? Sorry about the quality of the picture it's all they sent me.
I hope it's just the film, but it looks awful to me. Has he already had surgery on that hip?
I don't know I'll find out more on Sunday. But they look awful to me also. I do know he is a Czech import and he is 7 years old and the current owner has had him for 4 years. These X-rays were taken before they acquired him. So I can't imagine what they look like now. Both hips look bad to me. If they are that bad there should be some signs in the way he moves I think.
Does anyone know of some great ways to tell or what to look for when I'm checking him out on Sunday?
I asked and he's not current on heart worm medicine also. Not sure, but probably not much care has been taken for anything else.
He was professionally trained as a PPD and they acquired him for $3500.00. They said he is chasing their young foals and they can't keep him because of that.
I'm no expert, and I agree the xrays aren't the best, the way they are, those hips don't look good to me
However, if he's that 'bad' how can he be chasing their foals? He may have built up some good muscle tone to compensate?
I certainly wouldn't pay 3500 for him 'as is'. Are they looking to adopt him out?
I'd be concerned also with no HW meds
I have no idea how you could check him out, other than to watch him move, I'd be curious to see 'how' he chases their foals..(not that they'd want to demonstrate that I'm sure)..
I think I'd want a HW check on him as well.
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HW wouldn't be a dealbreaker for me--esp. if he's stage 1 or 2 (a symptomatic or only very mild symptoms). If he's tearing around foals, it sounds like he doesn't have exercise intolerance, so even if HW+, perhaps no clinical signs yet (a good thing, for treatment purposes). I've taken a few dogs through "fast kill" HW treatment, and know many others going through slow kill with doxy and Advantage Multi. It's doable, esp. if the dog is free to you.
This dog needs to be kept out of the shelter if he's a good dog. Shelters hearing "personal protection trained" may send him to the euth room without ever putting him up for adoption because of the perceived liability. If you decide not to adopt him, maybe see if you can partner with a breed rescue and offer to foster him? (It's a lot easier for a rescue to say "yes" to helping place a private party dog if there's a foster offering to help.)