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German Shepherd Dog > OFA Fair X-Ray (34 replies)

by agilegsds on 05 April 2013 - 20:04

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This is my female, taken and submitted in December, the day after she turned 24 months.  I'm hoping to get opinions about why she same back OFA Fair.  Is it because the sockets are a little shallow?  She's not going to be bred, so I guess I shouldn't be concerned that it's Fair since she passed.  Thanks in advance!

by Blitzen on 05 April 2013 - 20:04

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That would be my guess too, the sockets could be deeper and there is a little thickening of the necks on both sides.

by CMills on 05 April 2013 - 21:04

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Left hip isn't very well seated, JMO

by agilegsds on 05 April 2013 - 22:04

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Thanks for the responses.  Yes, someone had mentioned the left hip before.  And on her prelims the left looked better seated than the right.

by SitasMom on 05 April 2013 - 22:04

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I'm going to go out on a limb and say that there are slight changes.......slight flattening and a sharp edge on the femoral head, and no DJD.
The changes are not enough to effect the dog during it's life, but they are changes.
I wouldnt worry about it and if you wish to breed, find a dog with "good" or "excellent" hips.

by BlackthornGSD on 05 April 2013 - 22:04

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Those are nice looking hips, by and large--I would not be at all concerned with those hips. Yes, they could be deeper and I agree that the necks are bit thick (which is not, in itself, a problem--but it can be a symptom of a problem). On another day, they might have gotten good, but I think the "Fair" rating is not irrational. Kudos to your vet for such a nice, straight, well-positioned xray.


by agilegsds on 05 April 2013 - 22:04

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Thanks for the illustration.  Very educational.  I should mention that her sire and dam are both 'a' normal.  But I have noticed several half-siblings (sire) are fast normal and a full sibling from a previous litter is fast normal too.

by 1020ma on 05 April 2013 - 23:04

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Nice illustration sitasmom, I agree with what you pointed out. But the "holes" I'm the pelvic bone are different sizes as well, whic may have affected the rating. Fair isn't bad so don't worry about it.


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