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    That's rough but the right decision. In Boykin Spaniels still have a high incidence of hip dysplasia and owners still justify breeding OFA mild or not even xraying hips at all before breeding or checking other health clearances. I am always so relieved when I get even an OFA fair preliminary on a Boykin, because I've purchased so many pups that I have had to spay/neuter and place because they didn't pass OFA hips or ACVO eye exams even from parents with clearances.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Finch View Post
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    I'm sorry. My Raven, the dog in my avatar was declared mild in one hip at 2. I didn't believe it and had the films redone with Dr. Davis in OH. She came back Excellent. Raven didn't have the prelim history that your dog did though. She prelimmed Good at 9 months.

    Again, I'm sorry.

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    I got ya Sister! My bad, may be slipping slightly in my old age... Lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Finch View Post
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    What a bummer. I'm sorry. Glad you're keeping her and will continue allowing her to do what I'm sure she loves!

    I have heard a few veterinary orthopedists lecture that a CCL injury can often be related to a hip issue as well. Not say that is the issue with your girl, but it would also make sense in a dog with a similar history where due to a weaker hip joint on that side, they bear more weight and put more stress on the opposite limb, resulting in cruciate injury, etc. Just food for thought...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Montview View Post
    What a bummer. I'm sorry. Glad you're keeping her and will continue allowing her to do what I'm sure she loves!

    I have heard a few veterinary orthopedists lecture that a CCL injury can often be related to a hip issue as well. Not say that is the issue with your girl, but it would also make sense in a dog with a similar history where due to a weaker hip joint on that side, they bear more weight and put more stress on the opposite limb, resulting in cruciate injury, etc. Just food for thought...
    Yes it is food for thought. Its kind of like, 'what came first,the chicken or the egg.?".......
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    Bummer Karen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montview View Post
    I have heard a few veterinary orthopedists lecture that a CCL injury can often be related to a hip issue as well. Not say that is the issue with your girl, but it would also make sense in a dog with a similar history where due to a weaker hip joint on that side, they bear more weight and put more stress on the opposite limb, resulting in cruciate injury, etc. Just food for thought...
    My 45 years of observation cause me to refute that theory due to the significantly reduced incidence of clinical hip dysplasia and the significantly increased incidence of CCL injuries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdA View Post
    My 45 years of observation cause me to refute that theory due to the significantly reduced incidence of clinical hip dysplasia and the significantly increased incidence of CCL injuries.
    Ah, but they don't say it's *always* the cause, or even most of the time...

    Ironically, I think our hospital's incidences of CCL injuries have actually dramatically reduced over the past decade.
    And I find clinical HD seems to be very late-onset due to development of chronic arthritic changes unless very severe. Don't you think? I see far more clinical ED or spondylosis in dogs.

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