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I would guess (no expert, just learning more everyday) excellent based on fit but good based on coverage. Lets see how they add up.
 

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I am not an expert. However, I know by looking the positioning is incorrect. The doctor's who don't KNOW BETTER and are not experts do it wrong !!!

The rear legs need to be held practically flat to the table and they are up four inches. Poor positioning in my opinion. There again, no expert, if OFA says the positioning is CORRECT, then I would apologize, but for now, WRONG !

The guy died, the expert. Dr. Gardinia. He knew how the dog needed to be laid, legs spread out as far as possilbe, to get the right shot.

Sorry, but were at a 45 degree angle, not flat to the table..And there straight back, not fully extended outward..

edit: See how the leg bone touches the pelvic bone. It should be away as far as possible..
 

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I am not an expert. However, I know by looking the positioning is incorrect. The doctor's who don't KNOW BETTER and are not experts do it wrong !!!

The rear legs need to be held practically flat to the table and they are up four inches. Poor positioning in my opinion. There again, no expert, if OFA says the positioning is CORRECT, then I would apologize, but for now, WRONG !

The guy died, the expert. Dr. Gardinia. He knew how the dog needed to be laid, legs spread out as far as possilbe, to get the right shot.

Sorry, but were at a 45 degree angle, not flat to the table..And there straight back, not fully extended outward..

edit: See how the leg bone touches the pelvic bone. It should be away as far as possible..


Huh?? I think the position is pretty darn good for an OFA view.

Can you provide a picture of how you think they should be positioned? I am not understanding what you are explaining.

OP. I would bet they go Good, maybe excellent, even, nice full coverage.


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I am not an expert. However, I know by looking the positioning is incorrect. The doctor's who don't KNOW BETTER and are not experts do it wrong !!!

The rear legs need to be held practically flat to the table and they are up four inches. Poor positioning in my opinion. There again, no expert, if OFA says the positioning is CORRECT, then I would apologize, but for now, WRONG !

The guy died, the expert. Dr. Gardinia. He knew how the dog needed to be laid, legs spread out as far as possilbe, to get the right shot.

Sorry, but were at a 45 degree angle, not flat to the table..And there straight back, not fully extended outward..

edit: See how the leg bone touches the pelvic bone. It should be away as far as possible..
What?? The hip positioning is good.
 

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Well considering these were done by THE genetic and reproductive expert in my area...I'll trust him on positioning more than a non expert from Hamburger.

Thanks for all the replies so far!
 

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Huh?? I think the position is pretty darn good for an OFA view.

Can you provide a picture of how you think they should be positioned? I am not understanding what you are explaining.

OP. I would bet they go Good, maybe excellent, even, nice full coverage.


Spread out. Like a ten pound weight on the knees. Stand on the top and push the legs spread eagle outward to the stainless steel table, again my opinion...

EDIT : This will clear the misunderstanding on my part, when I am incorrect - I am man enough to admit it !

http://leerburg.com/pdf/hipplacementforxrays.pdf
 

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About the only thing that would be nice would be to see the top of the x-ray (wings of hip and the spine) to look for transitional vertebra. ..I think her shot looks better than Leerburg's good example.........

This is a dog of mine (Grim ) whose legs were not pulled out straight. This was not, BTW, his OFA x-ray but a back x-ray for a different issue..The knees look a LOT bigger when the legs are not stretched out. [he was OFA Good and was 8 when this shot was made]

 

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Hamburger....What's your point? You decided to talk about how bad the over all hip scores are in the breed even though I posted an x-ray of a dog who clearly has very very good hips. I'm so lost here. I could really care less what your ONE doctor saw in 1988...unless that doctor reviews all the hips in the world, their opinion is really limited.

Thanks for all your opinions guys!

She got an excellent!!! She's the second dog in her litter to get an excellent!!!
 

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Congrats!!! Those are nice X-rays, and I concur, great looking hips!

To my eyes, the positioning is perfect - straight and symmetrical.
 

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Nice looking hips and that's awesome news about the rating :)
 

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Congrats
 
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