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#292782 - 08/23/13 01:23 PM Re: Hip X-Rays and the OFA Rating - Post yours too! [Re: Jane Jean]
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I dont have the x-ray on me, but Van was OFA Good.... however, goes in next week for more x-rays as we think he may indeed be having issues. frown
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#299100 - 11/08/13 03:17 AM Re: Hip X-Rays and the OFA Rating - Post yours too! [Re: Jane Jean]
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Hi all

New to this board, but i do think this thread was a great idea!

I just got my baby's scans in, didn't realize i had to send them off somewhere else to get a rating, and i was eagerly waiting on a result.

What are some thoughts?

I have attached 3 images.

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#299105 - 11/08/13 05:56 AM Re: Hip X-Rays and the OFA Rating - Post yours too! [Re: shank]
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welcome This is a wonderful place, everyone is so helpful here smile I posted on your thread on DOL, so will leave this to people with more experience smile
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#299117 - 11/08/13 11:01 AM Re: Hip X-Rays and the OFA Rating - Post yours too! [Re: shank]
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Originally Posted By: shank

What are some thoughts?





I'm no expert but I don't like the positioning of the hips in this x-ray. They don't look lined up straight (one side is higher than the other) giving the appearance of a questionable right hip. I'd personally ask to have that x-ray redone. I would not send this one in to OFA.

I posted a video earlier that talks about the importance of proper positioning. Take a look at that or maybe even show it to your vet. Here's an article about this which shows at the top right a picture of 2 x-rays, taken 2 months apart of the same dog. One bad position, one good. Take a look at that picture. It reminds me of your x-ray only bad on the opposite side. http://www.takuaussies.com/hips.htm
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#299140 - 11/08/13 04:44 PM Re: Hip X-Rays and the OFA Rating - Post yours too! [Re: Vinnie]
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Thanks

I will get onto the vet who did them, if they don't redo it for free i am certainly not going to pay again.

If i just kept these, could i at least be at ease that she is not extremely bad ?

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#299192 - 11/09/13 12:52 PM Re: Hip X-Rays and the OFA Rating - Post yours too! [Re: shank]
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Even crooked, it looks like the one our left might be a touch further out of the socket? They are nice and smooth though, looks like no remodeling.

I don't understand the elbows though, they look odd?
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#299244 - 11/09/13 11:37 PM Re: Hip X-Rays and the OFA Rating - Post yours too! [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Sorry what do you mean by no remodeling ?

Not sure if you meant they were good or not haha.

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#299254 - 11/10/13 02:13 AM Re: Hip X-Rays and the OFA Rating - Post yours too! [Re: shank]
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Remodeling happens when the joint isn't quite right and there is "wear" on the joint, causing curved parts to flatten, bone spurs, jagged edges, etc. No remodeling is good!

The elbow, the "globby" thing. Is that just something on the table or the xray? An elbow callous? I have no idea what that is.

I should say, I have very limited knowledge about reading xrays. Vinne, for example, would have seen more joint xrays with her number of dogs than I have.
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#299256 - 11/10/13 02:22 AM Re: Hip X-Rays and the OFA Rating - Post yours too! [Re: shank]
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Originally Posted By: shank
....could i at least be at ease that she is not extremely bad ?

I do not think she is extremely bad at all. I think there may be a mild lack of coverage of the ball of the hip on one side, but the extent is difficult to say because of the positioning. A straighter xray may show no problem.

I like giving a joint supplement in general, and I would use a supplement in this dog. Of course if the dog is young, these hips may still change I think?
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#299264 - 11/10/13 03:53 AM Re: Hip X-Rays and the OFA Rating - Post yours too! [Re: MaxaLisa]
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The thing on the elbow is a callus,

She is 27 months, i give her fish oil and glucosamine

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