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Radiology

Within our clinic we have several veterinarians certified to do this research.

The official hip dysplasia research

The official HD research must be carried out by a veterinarian who is contracted to the Board of Directors. Within our clinic we have several veterinarians certified to do this research.

In principle, all purebred dogs (with a tree in the name of the current owner!) can be examined from the age of 12 months. However, the following (large) breeds can only be examined from the age of 18 months: Maremma-Abruzzese Sheepdog, Bullmastiff, Landseer, Mastiff, Newfoundland, Saint Bernard, Bordeaux dog, Great Dane, Leonberger, Neapolitan Mastiff, Pyrenean Mountain Dog.

To create the high-definition picture, it is necessary that the dog is laid on his/her back on the X-ray table. Some dogs do this without sedation, but we often find they still require sedation due to the high demands of the evaluation committee on the technical quality of the HD-picture. For example the dog’s pelvis and legs must be depicted completely symmetrical, the kneecaps should be sufficiently ‘turned’, the lighting of the photo should be just right etc.. While taking the picture, pedigree number, HD number and vet code are added to the digital image.

Prior to the investigation, the owner must firstly create an account via the website of the Board of Directors. The results will be sent to this account, not by post. The photo is sent by the veterinarian to the Board of Directors, department GGW. Since May 23, 2016, the evaluation costs should be settled directly with the vet. The Board of Directors are then payed directly by the vet.

Radiology
Hip dysplasia research

The official elbow dysplasia research

The official ED research must be carried out by a veterinarian who is contracted to the Board of Directors. Within our clinic we have several veterinarians certified to do this research.

In principle, all purebred dogs (with a tree in the name of the current owner!) can be examined from the age of 18 months. However, the following breeds can be examined from the age of 12 months: Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Flat Coated Retriever, German Shepherd and Bouvier des Flandres.

Some breeds should be subject to the so-called “diagnostic examination”, which means that for each elbow four recordings, therefore a total of 8 shots should be made. These breeds are: Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, Rottweiler, Bernese Mountain Dog, German Shepherd Dog, Dogue de Bordeaux. For all other breeds osteoarthritis research is sufficient, (2 shots per elbow).

To create the ED pictures (4 or 8 recordings) it is necessary that the dog is laid on his/her back on the X-ray table. Some dogs do this without sedation, but we often find they still require sedation due to the high demands of the evaluation committee on the technical quality of the ED-picture. While taking the picture, pedigree number, ED number and vet code are added to the digital image.

Prior to the investigation, the owner must firstly create an account via the website of the Board of Directors. The results will be sent to this account, not by post. The photo is sent by the veterinarian to the Board of Directors, department GGW.

Radiology at Dierenkliniek Den Heuvel

We can always be reached by telephone 0499-374 205