Radiographs are necessary to confirm the diagnosis
and evaluate the severity of canine hip dysplasia.
To take OFA x-rays, correct positioning and
technique is important. For optimal results, your
dog will be sedated for this procedure.
To prevent this problem, it is important to buy your puppy from a reputable breeder who has had their dogs OFA certified.
The standardized evaluation for hip dysplasia is:
|Excellent is considered desirable||Good is considered acceptable||
Fair is considered tolerable
They are considered normal and will receive OFA numbers.
If they’re mild, moderate or severe, they are dysplastic.
Dogs must be 24 months or older to have the OFA
x-rays certified. For the OFA number to be recorded
on the AKC registration form, the dog’s tattoo or
microchip number must be placed on the x-ray.
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