As a ball park figure do I have to sell a kidney for the x-rays
Sounds like a winner then, top of the price range but having good plates taken does at least remove any doubt about correct positioning. Many years ago I had a bitch done with a local vet, and the plates were so poor the BVA initially rejected them, but I was never sure the second set submitted were anything near correct for positioning. She came back with 3/3 hips but a 2/1 elbow grade, and, although she never showed any signs of any problems with her elbows, I made the decision not to breed on from her. Good luck with having your girl done.The wife had a quote from chase view this morning and that was £600.00 so its only half a kidney, all joking aside looking on chase view website they seem pretty switched on and they have a very experienced vet that does the bva x-rays, they also do a lot of other specialized work as well, they are looking hot favorites at the moment.
I think vet fees in general in the UK are higher, it can cost anywhere up to £600 or there abouts, for a good radiographer to take plates for submission, and part of that, the BVA fee is nearly £130, ABS members get a discount but then the ABS scheme is a shambles and not worth joining in my opinion.Wowsers, we pay around €250 for the plates done by specialist vets and a further €55 for the reading/scoring.
If the pup lives to 13 years old I'll be 92. So there is no way it would be practical. Sadly old age comes to all of us sooner or later. I've had a good innings, had dogs for over 60 years, and they have all been wonderful. Now my hips are giving out. I've told our gamekeeper that I cant do a full day picking up this season, I'll help out where I can, but thats the best I can do. I've a couple of pups coming for the occasional day's training once the lambing has finished, so I'm keeping my hand in, though scaling back.I’m sad about the pup, could you not come to an arrangement with the breeder if anything happened to you? You shouldn’t waste your knowledge and talent, unless your health is no longer up to it.
There's never any guarantees, but bouncing about doesn't preclude good results. My old girl who sadly passed away earlier this year, was a complete nut case, used to treat the front room like her own personal wall of death and leap from various items of furniture to the next and so on, and she had 0/0 hips and elbows.We have booked our appointment at chase view, so I hope she passes ok, because she bounces around like Zebedee off the magic roundabout never known one of ours be so athletic