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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-17-2011, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Opinions on my dogs OFA hip/elbow prelims

I just got back from doing my boy's OFA prelims and I took some pictures of the xrays with my digital camera. I would like to know what you all think about how his hips/elbows look. He's 1 year old, by the way.





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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-17-2011, 10:08 PM
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The left hip looks better than the right hip. Neither look bad, but it looks like the right hip is starting to deform a bit.

Did you just do the x-rays or did you just get the results? What rating did they receive? OFA fair? Possibly mild dysplasia...?

As for the elbows, I really have no input with those. No idea how to read elbow x-rays.
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I just did the xrays today. I do not agree with your comments regarding his hips. Nor do I believe his prelim results will come back fair or mildly dysplasic. Thanks for your feedback though.
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Just wanted to get others feedback.
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In my non-professional opinion, I don't think they will be mild HD either, but I definitely don't think they're going to come back OFA good either. Mild HD is a much bigger possibility than OFA good though.

If i were to put money on it, I'd say you've got OFA fair hips there. That right hip is not an "ofa good" hip.

Based on those x-rays, I'd also start the dogs on glucosamine supplements as well if you're not already.
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I've looked at a lot of hip x rays and I honestly don't believe that he would or will be rated mildly dysplasic.

Here is an example of an OFA rated "MILD" dog.



I don't see how you can say that my dogs hips looks anything like this dogs.

I posted his x-rays on another forum and every single reply I have gotten from people say that his hips look good.
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Those hips (not yours, the second set you posted) definitely look dysplastic. There is no way in the world that those hips should have ever been rated "OFA fair". I really can't see how that could be possible.

If that left hip isn't HD, I don't know what is.

As for your dog, I'll stick with my original guess of "OFA fair" based on what looks to be the start of deformation of the ball on the right hip... (I like to see a rounder ball). I'm not an OFA evaluator, so my guess is probably as good as the next persons. Now that I look closer... I really don't think it's going to come back mild HD, but I'll stick with my original guess. Maybe someone else will chime in... you know my opinion.

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They weren't rated fair they were rated mild.
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post #10 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-18-2011, 12:04 AM
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Just for clarification...

When you say right hip do you mean actual right or the one on the right side of the photo?

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