HIP AND ELBOW DYSPLASIA (Golden e Flat)
The minimum age required to be subjected to x-ray examination is 12 months. Females should not take this exam when close to the oestrous cycle.
The examination is performed under sedation.
Only certified veterinarians can officially perform these radiological examinations. In Italy the list of officially certified veterinarians can be found on the following websites:
Procedure of the examination for the exemption from skeletal pathologies:
- X-rays are performed by a certified veterinarian who checks, first of all, that the microchip of the dog corresponds to the one appearing on the official pedigree. Sedation is administered and upon completion of the radiological exam, X-ray plates are sent together with the pedigree to CE.LE.MA.SCHE or to the FSA for official Italian readings or BVA www.bva.co.uk for official English readings. Results are printed on the pedigree which is then returned to the owner.
ITALIAN CLASSIFICATION OF HIP DYSPLASIA Ce.Le.Ma.Sche
grade A normal.
grade B almost normale.
grade C mild dysplasia.
grade D medium dysplasia.
grade E severe dysplasia.
ITALIAN CLASSIFICATION OF ELBOW DYSPLASIA Ce.Le.Ma.Sche
grade 0 no alterations are found.
grade B/L minimal joint changes.
grade 1 presence of osteophytes within 2 mm.
grade 2 presence of osteophytes within 5 mm.
grade 3 presence of osteophytes greater than 5 mm.
PATELLA DISLOCATION (only for FlatCoated)
It is an examination that is performed by means of an orthopedic consultation. No sedation is required.
grade 0 no sign of anomaly.
grade 1 mild but no signs of lameness.
grade 2 spontaneous dislocation.
grade 3 permanently dislocated patella.
grade 4 the patella does not reposition even with a manual manoeuvre.
Interessante Articolo sulla Displasia dell'Anca nel cane.
Autori: Dott. Ferdinando Asnaghi - Dott. Paolo Piccinini
Fonte: Rivista cinofila ENCI "I nostri Cani" - Anno 52 n°3 - Marzo 2006