= Six X-rays
OFA = One
= Must be put under
OFA = To
be determined by your vet.
can be done as early as
be done till age two.
(preliminaries can be
done before the age of two)
is a newer test, but
does seem to be reliable.
been around a lot longer and is more well known.
is evaluated by a
evaluated by three board certified veterinary
requires training for
the vets to perform the x-rays.
be done by most any vet.
not use the same rating system.
is more expensive than
If one has their animals X-rayed
even if they do not "appear"
good to the vet, they are required to be
submitted for the database.
we get a more slanted
view as if you think the X-ray is bad
or the dog is "bad", they do not have to
stands for The
University Of Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program
for The Orthopedic Foundation For Animals.
thanks to Andrea for teaching me the importance of
testing, also Marge, HAW and Ghostwuppy.