Re: Hip X-Rays and the OFA Rating - Post yours too! - 03/22/1209:36 PM
Great idea for a thread!
Gryff's, at 24 months:
They went OFA Good, though many experienced people on two different boards felt that they could have gone excellent, and indeed, I don't any difference between Gryff's x-rays and the ones posted above that went excellent - but I guess an experienced eye would spot important differences.
Re: Hip X-Rays and the OFA Rating - Post yours too! - 03/22/1209:56 PM
Karlo(Gryff's littermate) at 24 months~OFA Fair taken just days after Gryffs:
Can anyone spot the difference in the boys to make one go fair/one good? From what I compare, Karlo has a thickening in one side, compared to the other and they aren't as defined as Gryff's. FWIW, they are about 10# different in weight(Bone structure?) Same height.
Re: Hip X-Rays and the OFA Rating - Post yours too! - 03/23/1212:41 AM
Great educational thread. It will be great to compare ratings with x-rays. I wish I had mine. Mine were just done on film, and I never thought to take a picture of them when they were in the light box. Ruger went OFA fair and Cues was OFA good. I'd like to see them side by side. Hope more folks can post their x-rays.
Re: Hip X-Rays and the OFA Rating - Post yours too! - 12/06/1207:26 PM
Riva - 24 months. Was sedated with domitor and the vet took 8 shots of her hips. They reversed the domitor and I didn't like the positioning, so he took more shots while she was awake, yet still a bit groggy. Turned out better when she was awake, she wasn't as limp and floppy. My vet is so cool. I stayed with her the entire time, from sedation until she was awake. Watched the x-rays from outside the x-ray room door.
He said the elbows looked great. I have no idea how to read elbows.
Re: Hip X-Rays and the OFA Rating - Post yours too! - 06/26/1303:48 PM
Don't have any xrays to add to this thread but I thought it would be a good spot to add this video on 'The Importance of Precise Positioning for OFA radiographs'. Had a great discussion on this at training the past Sunday.
Re: Hip X-Rays and the OFA Rating - Post yours too! - 07/02/1303:33 AM
Just received word back from the OFA on these two prelims Peter is 1 1/2 yrs old son of Blackjack and Gretchen Maia is 20 months old daughter of Blackjack and Sally Peter went GOOD and Maia FAIR Both elbows were rated normal ( pics you can't see well on my camera so I didn't post them )
Very happy as Peter was held for our breeding program !!!!!!:)
Re: Hip X-Rays and the OFA Rating - Post yours too! - 11/08/1304:01 PM
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
Re: Hip X-Rays and the OFA Rating - Post yours too! - 11/10/1307:22 AM
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?
Re: Hip X-Rays and the OFA Rating - Post yours too! - 11/10/1308:13 PM
I don't think the hips would pass based on the left hip, which I think would be graded Mild HD due to the subluxation. The right is better and would be a fair, IMO. Yes, the positioning could be better, but I doubt whether it would change things significantly. At her age it's highly unlikely there would be any improvement. Having said that, even if her hips don't pass OFA and are not suitable for breeding, that doesn't mean she can't lead a normal life. She may never have any clinical symptoms. Again, this is solely my opinion. Only OFA or a consult with an ortho specialist can tell you for sure.
Re: Hip X-Rays and the OFA Rating - Post yours too! - 11/10/1311:32 PM
She is getting about 1000 - 1200mg glucosamine, + the MSM and chron that comes with it.
And The fish oil,
Just for reference what the specialist said that i posted in the other forum is below;
"Her hips and elbows are fairly good. The hips - the right hip is just slightly shallow and just slightly loose - nothing to worry about, the left hip has a very slight thickening of the cranial acetabular edge, again nothing to worry about, her elbows are normal. There is a calcinosis ( calcium deposit next to one elbow - again not an issue, won't cause any lameness etc. Her hips would probably score around 6-8 on the right and 4-5 on the left. The pass mark for the "A" stamp is a maximum of 8 points in total with no more than 3 points in any one area. Certainly would not be concerned about either of her hips or elbows as a long term issue,"
"She would rate 1 down from excellent, you do not ned to limit her exercise , however treadmill can be rather dangerous unless watched closely best if you take her running - good for both of you! Glucosamine and fish oil are never wasted, won't do any harm, can help, "
Re: Hip X-Rays and the OFA Rating - Post yours too! - 02/04/1410:30 AM
Hi, I just joined the forum. Would like to get peoples opinion on my 6 year old GSD hip x-ray. I took him to the vet as he's been limping for the last couple of days, after examination and x-rays the vet is pretty sure he has some issue with his right knee and the hips look fine. To me the positioning for the x-ray is not good, but maybe its good enough to rule out any problems with the hips. What do you all think?