At Bullard Marks Veterinary Medical Center in Fresno,CA , we offer state-of-the-art medical technology. One of the diagnostic tools we use is ultrasound, which creates images of the inner workings of the body.
Ultrasound uses sound waves to offer a non-invasive, painless, and radiation-free method of imaging your pets’ internal organs. Providing this service is one of the many ways that we show how dedicated we are to providing your pet with the best care possible.
By using ultrasound, we have yet another powerful tool at our disposal to detect, diagnose, and prevent illness in your pet.
OFA radiographs are used to evaluate the hips of a dog. They are usually taken after a dog’s second birthday. They are mostly done for owners who are considering breeding their dog. If the hips pass, the puppies are often more valuable. Sometimes, if they don’t pass, owners may decide not to breed them.
Positioning is very important to ensure good OFA radiographs. The American Veterinary Medical Association has strict guidelines on how the films need to look so we work very hard to take the perfect films. Though it is not required, anesthesia is recommended so that we can achieve the best results possible.
It is very important that owners fill out the paperwork as thoroughly as possible. You need to know your pets’ registered name, tattoo or microchip, and even the information about the sire and dam. A signature is necessary.
If you have any questions about OFA radiographs or you would like to schedule an appointment, feel free to contact us today at (559) 432-0887.