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Thread: Came Back Hips "Good", Elbows "Normal"

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    Default Came Back Hips "Good", Elbows "Normal"

    *Update: Results came back recently Edited 8/7/2006 *



    I was contacted by someone who wants to remain anonymous. He asked if I would post these up for a poll. Both images are for the same retriever, a Golden male, 25 or 26 months of age.

    The sender is hoping that this does not turn into a whizzing match somehow. I can't see how or why it should, but dog trainers can be an opinionated lot. Please feel free to give your thoughts.





    Note, this is OFA and the sender wanted it to be kept simple...pass or fail. And of course, feel free to enter comments.
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    Is the top picture just a close up of the bottom x-ray? I've been taught to take a look at the knees to ensure proper alignment....

    EDITED by Chris...Yes, same image, just a close-up

    BTW I lean toward Fail.

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    Pass the right hip, fail the left.

    How's that for splitting 'er right down the middle?

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    I don't know pass or fail, but it looks like the heads are flattened? And it looks like there may be some laxity.

    Radiographs are so ridiculously hard to read if you're not a specialist...

    This dog looks like it's in very good condition. very muscular...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa Van Loo
    Pass the right hip, fail the left.

    How's that for splitting 'er right down the middle?

    Lisa
    Lisa,

    Dumb comment as I'm sure you are reading left and right correctly - but to clarify for others the right hip is the one on the left of the image and vise-a-versa for the other hip.....assuming the xrays are scanned in the correct way as they don't look like digital versions.

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    good positioning, no evidence of DJD, good coverage of the femoral had by the acetabular line, defintely should pass, OFA Good

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    It would help if the dog was positioned better, it appears that the hips are not parallel and straight. The hip on the left appears to have a shallow socket and a short neck.
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    I'm in Ed's camp. Not excellent, but good.

    Pass

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed
    good positioning, no evidence of DJD, good coverage of the femoral had by the acetabular line, defintely should pass, OFA Good
    This is an Amateur Stake, Ed.

    the right hip is the one on the left of the image and vise-a-versa for the other hip
    Correct. Also, the left hip *appears* to be pulled out a bit further than the right one. I'd bet my lunch the person pulling the legs down is right-handed.

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