Hip and elbow X-rays are a routine part of Ambajaye’s checks for health and soundness. Preliminary X-rays of young pups are not accepted for hip and elbow scoring under the Australian Veterinary Association scheme. These X-rays are evaluated by a competent and experienced veterinarian. All breeding stock at Ambajaye are hip and elbow scored.

The AVA follows the hip and elbow scoring protocols developed by the British Veterinary Association and the Kennel Club (UK). Hip and elbow problems in the dog are described on the BVA web site www.bva.co.uk/public/chs.