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australian elbow dysplasia 'z' scheme

elbow dysplasia ("Z")
The Elbow Scheme was introduced in 1993. This scheme involves x-raying the animals elbows at 12 months of age.
The presence of a united anconeal process and arthritic changes are recorded. The x-ray plates are then submitted to a radiologist to be read and graded. The gradings are Normal, Near Normal & Grade 1. A dog receiving these gradings passes the scheme and is given the 'Z' stamp.
As from the 1st July 2014 GSDs receiving  Grade 2 grading through the GSDCA ED Scheme with Osteophytes of more than 2mm to 5mm will not be recommended for breeding & will fail the scheme.


Kazkiri Elbow Results


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