Preliminaries Not Good Enough?

From the OFA website, for those concerned about OFA good results on a 17 month old 45 pound, fully grown dog:

“For normal hip conformations, the reliability was 89.6% at 3-6 months, 93.8% at 7-12 months, and 95.2% at 13-18 months. These results suggest that preliminary evaluations of hip joint status in dogs are generally reliable.”

In other words, the odds Fontana would suddenly be dysplastic in a few months are basically zero.

Most countries accept results at 12 months, which is five months younger than Fontana.

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One thought on “Preliminaries Not Good Enough?

  1. River is getting her hips and elbows done on June 25th, putting her at 11 months of age. The hip x-rays will be sent to both OFA *and* PennHip, while the elbow x-rays will be sent just to OFA.

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