for taking xrays of
films are provided for your viewing and
for the continued education of my puppy
to make them aware of what
your pup's position for xrays should
look like, when taking your Schraderhaus
in to comply with the 12-15
month films and for their
final 24-26 month films.
film is of my boy Norbo Den Lu @ 17 mos..
is rated A1 from the SV in Germany.
I have added the markers on the film
above to assist in showing the areas of
for your vet to
positioning your pup on the table for
Note how equal this position
is positioned on the table,
horizontally from side to side, as well
Norbo is not yet
100% fully grown and developed at the
time of taking these films.
fact will be proven as he grows,
developing more rounded femoral heads as
he becomes fully mature.
however a VERY nice set of hips.. and
the SV in Germany, who views and rates
ONLY German Shephed Dogs
they turn 12 months ogf age, understands
and recognizes that often at these
our large breed GSD's
are still growing and forming their
Norbo DL's hips are
very good genetically and are also
corectly positioned for being rated in
and show NO signs of HD.
Thus his rating of A1 from Germany.
Those areas where markers
are placed should be equally positioned
from one side to the other,
as absolutely perfectly level as
possible for the planes of horizontal
and vertical positioning,
addition, having the dog lying
perpendicular from the table, with spine
directly positioned underneath the dog
not tipped one way or the other on the
table is very iimportant...
the point of having the tail brought
straight down directly between the legs.
The pelvis should be level
horizontally in the film from one side
to the other.
femoral heads higher on one side, low on
the other side, will make one or
of the femoral heads
pop slightly out of the acetabulum...
this can make one side appear more shallow, and one
more deeply set in
and not give a true
indication of the depth of the each of
Knees should ALWAYS be
shown in the film,
with long bones
of the legs as close to vertical as
Knees are best positioined
when they are looking straight at you,
or with a slight rotation to the
for best position of the
femoral heads into the acetabulum.
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about what to
consider when OFA Veterinarians
your dog's hip and
Porsche von Schraderhaus
Gretta Das Schone v Schraderhaus
Excellent at 12 month prelims