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Here's the piece that bothers me. The reason we want the cardiac/eye clearances sent to OFA is so OFA will verify the findings.
Cruz- his cardiac clearance (posted on his pedigree page on the owner's site) says (in the middle column) Echocardiogram and the box for "not performed" is checked. And, as we would expect, there is nothing marked for the echo findings. THEN- go to the next column- it is for the final determination IF an echo were performed and it says by check mark Echocardiogram -normal.
Why would the cardiologist mark a box that doesn't need to be marked nor would be appropriate to mark?
If he didn't do an echo there would be nothing marked in that box.
Just on the off chance the cardiologist had never seen an OFA form, and randomly started marking things that were not appropriate to mark, if it were me, I would ask for a correctly marked form. At some show clinics, they hand out the forms and you pay for your appt. BUT there is no checking on where you are if you never show up and you do have that form at that point. I prefer clinics where you preregister and they keep track of their forms, especially for things like heart and eyes that in themselves are clearances. The form (from the cardiologist's perspective) isn't even completely filled out as to his contact info. That alone - to me- would be reason for a phone call to the cardiologist at least to determine if he even examined this dog. Not sure where this Red Bank hospital stands on privacy so you may have to ask your vet to make that call....
Last edited by Prism Goldens; 05-17-2017 at 07:44 AM.