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Old 10-03-2006, 04:00 PM
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The bernese mountain dog puppy we are getting gets pennHip testing at 6 months of age and then we have to report that to the breeder. We may OFA her at 2 years but not because we are going to breed her just because it'll be for our own knowledge. If we get that done we'll have to report that to the breeder as well.
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Old 10-03-2006, 04:21 PM
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Good sites ..... I only hope people still wait for a 2 year old OFA before breeding.
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Old 10-03-2006, 04:45 PM
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THey dont have to shave the dog to get these tests right??
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OFA has been around since the late 1960s, while PennHip came about in the 90s.

I would PennHip my dogs, except there is no one local who can do it, and to travel to someone that can is cost prohibitive when OFA is still perfectly acceptable. However, if I had a breed prone to serious HD, I'd spring for it for peace of mind.
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THey dont have to shave the dog to get these tests right??
No. They're both radiographs of sorts, so hair doesn't matter.
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I do know some dogs need to be sedated to get a good " spread eagle " Xray .
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Old 10-03-2006, 10:32 PM
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yeah the Sedation is the part that I'm mainly worried about.

Most vets dont' know that Belgians are EXTREMELY sensative to anesthisia and usually a "normal amount" for that size of dog could cause some potential hazards..
I've give my vet an huge booklet all about Belgians and what they need/should get and then a seperte booklet on Belgians and the sedation issues they can have and the vaccine problems they can have as well.
I'd also worry about Riot having a "bad experience" at the vets with the drugs and such and then being a complete case when he comes home - hopefully its just an "over worry" lol SOo glad he wont get these things done until his CH is completed lol I still have some time to worry lmao
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It's my understanding that PennHip not only shows potential Dysplasia but also hip joint laxity.
There are some schools of thought that prior to maturity there can be some normal hip joint laxity that after maturity would not be an issue.

I could have gone OFA or PennHip with Dante, I chose OFA at 14 month prelim (Hips) and OFA (Hips and Elbows) at 2 years old.

From talking to a kazillion folks about OFA vs PennHip it often seems that I could flip a coin
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I have switched to PH since it gives a better view of how lax is lax and if a dog is injured PH will show it where OFA will fail it and not give specifics.

PH is not cheap and is hard ot find qualifed vets for also some dogs dont do well under anesthia.
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I have switched to PH since it gives a better view of how lax is lax and if a dog is injured PH will show it where OFA will fail it and not give specifics.

PH is not cheap and is hard ot find qualifed vets for also some dogs dont do well under anesthia.
You can call OFA up and ask them where the dog failed at and they will tell you.

I also wanted to add the fact that if you have the xrays done for Penn Hip the vet is required to submit the xrays. You cant just say no I dont want to submit them cause my dog wont pass. Where as OFA you can choose not to submit the xrays for an analasys.
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