I'm not an expert but I don't like the left hip (right side of the picture) - I don't think there is enough coverage, the right looks good to me. But keep in mind I know nothing and am only basing my opinion on my very limited experience.
The lack of coverage could be due to the positioning? With a sedated dog and digital X-rays I'd expect a little better??
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It looks like both heads are more than half covered with socket. Some vet, somewhere or other, told me that was what made a good hip.
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They look fine to me. The positioning also looks fine. I don't think you have anything to worry about.
But I am no expert.
Note that the dorsal acetabular line is straight not concave. That line is the indicator of how much ball is covered by the socket. This is very good coverage and that is a good thing and the reason that slight malpositioning on this individual is inconsequential. At the worst these will be rated Good.
I'm not an expert either, but I'm 99.9% sure that the leg bone IS connected to the hip bone.
Good but I'd bet better, looks that the bone is well seated to me & tight in the socket, with nice coverage around the entire head of the femur, no jagged edges nor protrusion interfering around the joint. This is all based on what I can see on the screen, not the best way to look at it. What did the vet say? If they are familiar in OFA they can usually tell you exactly what they'll come back as. Trust me when I say you should really go to a vet-xray person very familiar with the OFA, particularly for elbows, most vet can do a passable job with hips, elbows not so much. I messed up greatly having my x-ray done by my home vet, who had no idea about OFA and ended up having to do everything twice. The right person taking the picture can really effect ratings. As the x-rays are already done, and probably sent in you'll just have to wait and see. but i don't see you having a problem
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Let us know how they turn out, I'm about to go through the same thing with my (first) dog.
I was reading up on the procedure, this you tube video is an eye-opener about the importance of hip positioning:
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I appreciate the feedback both on the board and through private messages. Most of what I know I have learned from others, and I value the variety of opinions.
Again it is our first time waiting on results. Weird how you never care or worry about something until you have it checked.
I will post up the OFA results in a couple weeks.