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ON behalf of the BVA Canine Health Schemes office, the panel of Elbow Dysplasia Scheme scrutineers and the Kennel Club (KC), we wish to draw colleagues' attention to a recent change in the advice given to dog breeders regarding the selection of potential sires and dams based on radiographic elbow dysplasia (ED) grading. This is given in the BVA/KC Elbow Dysplasia Scheme Procedure Notes, which are available on the BVA's website: www.bva.co.uk/canine_health_schemes/Elbow_Scheme.aspx
Internationally, grading of ED is based on detection or otherwise of primary ED lesions and the depth of any arthritic new bone present. Grade 1 (osteophytes up to 2 mm …
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