OFA Hips, SV Hips, Huh?
Hello all. I own a male, who just turned 4. I finally had him OFA rated in March of 2014. His hips were rated good, & normal elbows. I decided to apply for an "a" stamp with the SV. They rated his elbows "a1" normal, but, rejected his hip xray, stating it was "asymmetrical, & the extremities were not turned sufficiently". I took the dog to another vet, who was supposedly more familiar with taking SV xrays. The vet examined the dog, sedated him, & finally took the xrays. Afterward, he said I shouldn't submit the xrays to the SV, because the dog's hips didn't look good, & he had a birth defect of the bone. He also said, the dogs hips seemed loose, when he examined him. I walked out of that office in a daze. I don't know what to think. I made an appointment with an orthopedic, & I have contacted the OFA. But, I'm not sure, there's even anything wrong with my dog. Any advice is welcome.