Here at Ygnacio Animal Hospital, we are proud to offer OFA radiographs for our patients.
OFA radiographs are used to evaluate the hips of a dog. They are usually taken after a dog’s second birthday. They are mostly done for owners who are considering breeding their dog. If the hips pass, the puppies are often more valuable. Sometimes, if they don’t pass, owners may decide not to breed them.
Positioning is very important to ensure good OFA radiographs. The American Veterinary Medical Association has strict guidelines on how the films need to look so we work very hard to take the perfect films. Though it is not required, anesthesia is recommended so that we can achieve the best results possible.
It is very important that owners fill out the paperwork as thoroughly as possible. You need to know your pet’s registered name, tattoo or microchip, and even the information about the sire and dam. A signature is necessary.