OFA radiographs are strongly recommended before breeding your male or female-these radiographs can detect hip dysplasia, a condition causing poor conformation of hips in certain dogs.
- OFA radiographs cannot be evaluated in dogs under two years of age
- OFA radiographs should not be taken within one month of the female’s heat cycle
- Your pet must be either microchipped or tattooed for identification for OFA certification-microchipping can be done at NURVC the day of the radiograph
- OFA radiographs require anesthesia to acquire acceptable radiographs
- OFA radiographs take approximately six weeks to be evaluated, so plan ahead
- You will also have the option to radiograph the elbows, recommended by OFA