Comparison of hip ratings

OFA FCI (European) BVA (UK/Australia) SV (Germany)
Excellent A-1 0-4 (no > 3/hip) Normal
Good A-2 5-10 (no > 6/hip) Normal
Fair B-1 11-18 Normal
Borderline B-2 19-25 Fast normal (almost normal)
Mild C 26-35 Noch zugelassen (still allowed)
Moderate D 36-50 Mittlere (medium)
Severe E 51-106 Schwere (severe)

BVA/KC elbow dysplasia scoring scheme

X-rays of both elbows are examined by veterinary specialists for signs of disease.
Points are awarded for changes seen in the elbows and these points are added together to produce the score.

0 unaffected
1 mild changes
2 moderate changes
3 severe changes
The overall grade of the dog is that of the higher graded elbow

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