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If this x-ray was done at our clinic we would of reshot it. The pelvis is tiled and that can interfer with an accurate reading. Looking at this x-ray the way it is the left hip isn't "seeded correctly" but if the pelvis was straight then it would probally be just fine.
If you are sending them into ofa for a cert they will probally tell you to resummit. I sent in my males x-ray and the pelvis was only slightly tilted and they had me redo it.
 

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Positioning is very bad, plevis it tilted, hips are not lined up equally, sacrum/ilium joints are not parallel, etc,etc. Sorry but that one would hit the trash as soon as it came out of the developer. Left hip is suspicious but cannot/will not say anything about it without a good position film.

I hope they viewed the radiograph and reshot before waking the dog.

Do not submit that film, get a good film.
 

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Looks like hips are not lined up correctly. Vet should have re-shot x-ray.
 

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I hope they viewed the radiograph and reshot before waking the dog.[/quote]

I have helped my vet do lots of dogs and we have never had to put one down yet. Had one that fought us pretty good. I tipped her over on the floor laid on her for a couple of minutes. Put her back on the table and she laid there like an angle. I don't like to see dogs put under unless absoulutely necessary. Plus I think you get a better x-ray.
 

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That's not true that you get a better X-ray. For years OFA has said that the films taken under a light anesthesia are of better quality and more accurate. You may think they are better but the radiologists that read them disagree with you.

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Dr Ed do you put them under when you do it?I have known ALOT of people that had Dr Ed do there x rays and when he looked at them they all said that is exactly what they scored when back from OFA,I would say he is one of the best at reading x-rays.
 

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I hate to critisize another vet's radiographs but the positioning is not adequate (IMO) for an accurate OFA evaluation. The hip on the right side (can't see a marker to know which side is which) from that positioning look subluxated. Better positioning might clean that up though. I would not submit that radiograph for a client.

Dr. Ed does not use any sedation/anesthesia--my hats off to him. It can be very difficult to get good OFA positioning on non-sedated dogs (especially a crazy lab pup :p ). I use a very light dose of a sedative called Domitor--just enough to relax them enough to not fight proper positioning. As soon as I get the x-ray I like I then give the reversal agent and the dog is up in less than 5 minutes.

Here is a pic of a dog that rated EXCELLENT that was sent in a few months ago.



Here is my personal dog that OFA'd GOOD.
 

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okvet,
That's a great positioned xray! That's what I am talking about!!!! :wink:
 
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