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DaisyDoodles wrote:despite her recomending not to submit the x-rays for scoring owners still went ahead
And so they should
It is unethical for a vet to suggest not sending in hip score x-rays and makes a mockery of the scheme as the true picture remains hidden.
So the vet at Cherrydown who recomended us to embark on a long term course of preventative arthritic treatment at £30 per month, but advised us not to submit Millies xrays for scoring, was being un-ethical? I'm confused again...
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Taken from the BVA Website.
For the hip scoring scheme to be meaningful and successful in the attempt to control this serious disease it is important that all radiographs taken under the scheme are submitted for scoring, whatever the apparent state of the hips, in order that the information gathered is as relevant as possible. It is only by this means that proper conclusions may be drawn by the scheme's statisticians, geneticists and veterinary advisers.