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I have my own opinions on these x-rays, but I'm very interested in what y'all have to say about them! Two different dogs. The first one is a male, I believe he was 10 months at time of x-ray. Two views. The second is female, around 3 years. Single view.

How is the positioning? The clarity? What do you see? What 'grade' would you give them? I'm really looking forward to opinions! Thanks! :D





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Both are good technique. The positioning in the first digs us better, but the second is ok as well. It's torqued to the inside a bit more. But ok.

They both have good coverage if the femoral head, greater than 50%, no mottling or DJD seen. Although I do see a bit more laxity in the one hip on the first rad.

Both will pass OFA. Probably get a " Good" if they were a bit tighter, on both, maybe better.


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Care to elaborate? PM me if you don't want to give away anything on the thread. I see they were taken a few months ago, so maybe you already have an OFA. Would live to know if I am right!! LOL


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this is what I thought as well.[/

I third this, only I could say maybe borderline passing, maybe a fair, or I could just be generous. Top ones it is interesting that with the better positioning on the one on the left, it improves the appearance of the left hip just slightly.
 

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So everyone is talking about a 3rd pic. And I just realized I only looked at two. Now gotta go back and look at the third. All confudled.


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Love how much difference the positioning makes lol. The 1st dog I think will be "good" and the other possibly "fair" but maybe borderline-mild
 

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Positioning and x-ray quality is fine on all of them.

First dog (2 x-rays), 2nd x-ray is better as the positioning is slightly tweaked showing more coverage of the left femoral head. Should pass OFA, probably with a Good, possibly with a Fair if someone is feeling grumpy that day.

Second dog (3rd pic) mild HD. X-ray is good but the femoral heads are flattening and thickening.
 

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Thanks for all the input! Per Dr. Milton (ortho specialist who took the X-rays) the top dog might pass with a fair, might fail. The second bitch came back OFA mild HD, which Dr. Milton agrees with. First dog is no longer a candidate for my program, second bitch has been retired and spayed (GR CH UKC, elbows and cardiac normal. Never bred.)

I should have another set from my remaining bitch in six months for y'all to peruse! :)
 

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I would definitely submit the first dog to OFA. I don't see anything that would cause a fail there in that x-ray, or anything that I would be concerned over in terms of breeding.
 

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I would definitely submit the first dog to OFA. I don't see anything that would cause a fail there in that x-ray, or anything that I would be concerned over in terms of breeding.
Thanks Chris, I appreciate your opinion. I also appreciate Dr. Milton's as a regional expert in his field. Besides these X-rays, he's also had 10 months of an unusual form of pano, two gastric surgeries with no known cause and now has 4 fewer inches of small intestine and a cut pyloris, enlarged prostate, he struggles with hot spots and potential allergies, and his sire and sire's littermate have HD. It is not just these x-rays that resulted in my decision. Even if his hips scored "Good" on OFA I would not breed him based on his sire's hips and his other health problems.
 
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