A dog under anesthesia is relaxed, there for it would be much easier for a the vet to manipulate the femoral head into the acetabular fossa making it appear better...:)
If the dogs hips are loose and the dog is subluxed or displastic it will show either way...My vet only uses anesthesia if the dog is really struggling. Anytime you put a dog, or human for that matter, under anesthesia you are taking a risk...
Ph series is different I suppose and shows a progression with the compression done? Is that correct? Is that why they need a series...I have not seen one done so am asking.
You are correct, Joyce. The vet is obligated to send in each film taken. My vet does the plain film for OFA first. If she thinks it looks good, she does the PH series. If she doesn't think the OFA is ... more
I can't imagine why anyone would want to make bad hips look good due to the fact that we as doodle breeders offer extensive health gurantees it just does not make sence finically to breed a dog with... more
done but I do see all the x-rays that were taken and all of them have a sequential number. All dogs that have a P/H must be under anesthesia - no exceptions. Also, P/H looks for the 'edges of the... more
That in order to exert the correct pressure with those bars the dog must be still therefor needing the relaxed state. I am suprised you have not been in there and seen one. The vet who I was going to ... more
I have never point blank asked, and since he does surgeries on the day of P/H, he is never quite sure when he fits the P/H in. I shall ask someday as I would love to see the process. Typically, no... more
as it helps better to understand what they are doing..for me it would for sure. Most of mine are Wallace, I have several of my older girls are OFA'd. About 3/4 of mine were done with no anesthesia... more