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The Process of Getting Your Dog's Hips and Elbows X-Rayed

If you want to participate in any German Shepherd Dog Council Schemes that are conducted for and on behalf of the German Shepherd Dog Council of Australia, you will need to have your dogs hips and elbows x-rayed.

Read the attached articles for detailed information on the process and steps involved in arranging and having your dog x-rayed. You will need to contact a GSDCV HD registrar to obtain the relevant contract forms and documentation to begin the process. This involves payment of a fee, which is currently $68.00 (from 1.7.16). All details are in the attached document "how do l get my dog hip and elbow x-rayed?".

Also attached is the article "What price a normal hip?". This article, written by Karen Hedberg BVSc, gives a detailed account of hip displaysia - its signs, symptoms and treatment. The GSDCA Hips and Elbows schemes are in place to reduce the incidence of hip dysplasia within the breed

Re: GSDCA HD/ED Reader – Dr. Jenny Richardson
Dr Jenny Richardson, Western Australia has agreed to be a reader for the GSDCA HD & ED Dysplasia Control Scheme.
Labels will be circulated to all Member Club HD/ED Registrars, labels displaying contact details for Dr. Jenny Richardson, which are to be applied to the GSDCA HD/ED Applications Forms each Club has in stock.
For those owners that have x-rays waiting to submit for assessment, please forward to either
Dr. R Lavelle
PO Box 25,
Dr J L Richardson,
PO Box 3477                                               
Broadway Nedlands LPO,
WA 6009

If anyone has any queries regarding this matter please do not hesitate to contact the NBC Chair, Mrs. Joylene Neddermeyer

GSDCA HD/ED Control Scheme: Breeders and Owners Please note
Please ensure that your veterinarian is aware of this requirement, as documented on the GSDCA HD/ED
Control Scheme Application form under “Advice to Veterinarian” which reads as follows:-
"Computer Radiography Generated Images (Digital X-rays):
For computer radiography generated images (digital x-rays) to be accepted by the GSDCA Hip Dysplasia
and Elbow Dysplasia Control Scheme, the images must be of a high quality and saved as DICOM
Images. (i.e. .dcm extension)"