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Postby MissKitty » Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:51 pm

Just got the results in the mail.

Patella- Normal
Cardiac- Normal
Hips- Excellent
Elbows-
Right elbow-Normal
Left Elbow-Grade I DJD :(
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Re: OFA results

Postby FransterDoo » Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:32 am

That sucks. Sorry about the elbow.
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Re: OFA results

Postby nic » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:49 am

Will it affect him much?
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Re: OFA results

Postby Celesteandthebullies » Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:55 pm

Sorry to hear about the elbow :( Have you noticed anything in the past? I hope it doesn't bother him that much.
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Re: OFA results

Postby lilangel » Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:47 pm

:(

That was a let down if ever there was one. Like Yay Yay Yay Yay Yippee!! Awwwwwwwww :po:

I hope it doesn't bother him any.
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Re: OFA results

Postby MissKitty » Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:18 pm

lilangel wrote::(

That was a let down if ever there was one. Like Yay Yay Yay Yay Yippee!! Awwwwwwwww :po:

I hope it doesn't bother him any.


Those were my exact emotions. I opened envelope with the Hips results first and the Elbows last.
The one thing I am really happy about is his hips, I was just hoping for a 'Fair' or 'Good' rating, 'Excellent' is well......excellent!

I am not sure where to go from here. I guess talk to my vet, maybe go to some specialist. I will get as many tests as it takes, I just want to make sure I am not working a dog that shouldn't be worked. I can get him into whatever therapy that will help.
I hadn't previously noticed anything bothering him, but he is a very stoic dog. Now I am over analyzing every move he makes.

Anyone have any ideas? What type of specialist should I be looking into?
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Re: OFA results

Postby starrlamia » Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:12 pm

orthapedic maybe?

Sorry for that elbow :( hopefully it will never bother him or cause him issues.
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Re: OFA results

Postby Leslie H » Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:52 pm

I was just looking at OFA's site. It sounds like Grade 1 elbows are not the end of the world. It sounds like a good time to get him on joint suppliments, if you haven't already.
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Re: OFA results

Postby Misskiwi67 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:46 am

If your dog is very young, I might ask an orthopedic specialist if it would be worth checking for ununited anconeal process.
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Re: OFA results

Postby MissKitty » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:52 am

Misskiwi67 wrote:If your dog is very young, I might ask an orthopedic specialist if it would be worth checking for ununited anconeal process.


What would very young be? He is 2-ish.
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Re: OFA results

Postby Stormi » Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:44 pm

Boo! Elbows are a bitch, but grade 1 isn't awful. I've got a friend who's dog has grade 3 in both front legs, he's been to a ton of specialists in the area (granted, the "area" is Seattle and north). I can always ask her who she went to if you're interested.
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Re: OFA results

Postby MissKitty » Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:58 pm

Stormi wrote:Boo! Elbows are a bitch, but grade 1 isn't awful. I've got a friend who's dog has grade 3 in both front legs, he's been to a ton of specialists in the area (granted, the "area" is Seattle and north). I can always ask her who she went to if you're interested.


I would love to know who she went to, Seattle is not too far away.
The more I read, the more I see that Grade I is not as bad as it sounds. But I want to make sure I am doing everything I can to keep him sound and healthy.
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Re: OFA results

Postby Nichole » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:55 pm

Wow, great on everything but that one elbow! I'm glad to hear it isn't "that bad" as far as findings go. I'll be watching his story to see what the specialist says!
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Re: OFA results

Postby Misskiwi67 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:16 pm

Grade 1 is not bad I'm sure... but why would your dog have degenerative joint disease (DJD) at a young age? Its worth checking to make sure there isn't an underlying cause, but I have no idea what the likelihood would be, which is why I recommended asking a specialist.

I wouldn't want to send you on a 2% wild goose chase... but if 80% of dogs with DJD at 2 years of age have an underlying cause like ununited anconeal process, that might be worth the CT scan...
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Re: OFA results

Postby Leslie H » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:52 pm

Can you have your vet contact OFA for more specifics? I know my vet was able to talk with their radiologists, when he interpreted an x-ray differently than OFA had. It seemed like they gave him a fair amount of information.
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