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by Jrv112 on 23 January 2018 - 16:01

She is 17 months old. Just got these from Vet today!! Any evaulation is helpful. Thank you!


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by Nans gsd on 23 January 2018 - 22:01


by Jenni78 on 23 January 2018 - 22:01

I hope you didn't pay a lot for that film. It's terrible. I would redo these PROPERLY and then submit. Are you wanting to send to OFA or SV? This dog is so crooked, not just from side to side, but the dog is also tilted (look at the left side of the film and see how much more you're viewing the pelvis from that side vs. the other) enough that I would not submit this and would have asked the vet right then and there for a correctly positioned film. Additionally, the patellas are way to the outside, indicating that the legs were not rotated inward as they should be for optimal view.

by duke1965 on 24 January 2018 - 04:01

agree totally with jenni


by Jenni78 on 24 January 2018 - 06:01

Jrv112, another poster, Keith Grossman, just posted good hip xrays from "Maddi vom Eisenherz" (a dog of my breeding, ironically, LOL) today. Those would be excellent to use as an example of what a good film should look like.

by arra on 24 January 2018 - 12:01

yes very bad position, I would never send such picture to OFA, I would also not accept this from a vet. Then you might get bad results, as the dog in proper position would go good. I don't understand why vets even get those pictures! And yes it happens all the time, I have seen many bad examples.

by Jrv112 on 24 January 2018 - 18:01

Thank your for replies, I really appreciate it. I will definitely address positioning issue.

by alamaia on 25 January 2018 - 05:01

position can be better but i dont see any damage on that hip .


by Hundmutter on 25 January 2018 - 08:01

@ alamaia - "Damage" ?
"Damage" is the last thing being looked for in routine radiography of young dogs. Try angles of separation, try laxity, try Transitional Vertabrae, try badly formed joints from birth, try depth of sockets, ... try googling "How to read hip X rays". There may even be an article on this site about what HD radiography and e.g. OFA grading is all about - but please don't think you can 'read' an X ray and come on here telling everyone there is no 'damage', (as though you had been some dubious Vet trying to line their pockets by carrying out total hip replacements when unneccessary, and being disappointed).

Sorry to be harsh in exposing your lack of knowledge but these posts serve as education for a lot of readers out there.

by alamaia on 25 January 2018 - 13:01

you are kind of right but is not impossible a young dog not to have the right congruity on the hip becouse a very serious congenital disorder. or if you wanna talk about laxity if is present and that evident tha you can see on the x ray the lack of tension itself will be so severe that sometimes can be responsable make the damage im talking about.

and if you love your dog is a relive to know,Edited the position and technicalities(pardon my french not even) your dog will not be at 9 month jumping like a rabbit. i know about damage, how the articulation should work, and how restore it when possible . but how technically the tranvesal vertabrae are in comparition with the position of the tail i relly dont care less is not fot me to judge.

in medicine and in love all is possible, you see cases of people that should be death and they are here walking amongst us with is head so twistted that touch his back.
and you tell me that young dog never show damage on xray? google it. and for what is worth i repeat that dog dont dont show any problem to be concern as it yet, but this im saying for the owner of the dog if he already dont know. sorry about the english

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