Hip and elbow dysplasia are common conditions that we see day to day in general practice.
They are genetic conditions, and scoring can help predict if these patients are likely to suffer from hip or elbow dysplasia. High quality radiographs are taken under deep sedation. The radiographs are then sent to a specialist radiologist for interpretation for the purpose of selecting dogs that are less likely to pass on these problems. A score is provided and ideally should be less than 10 to be considered for breeding.