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Hip and elbow clearance without cardiac

Hi all,

More clearance questions. I've read that where there is a hip clearance listed but no elbow, or vice versa, one might assume that the dog failed the unlisted clearance because otherwise it would be listed. Is this also true when you see hip/elbow clearance but no cardiac clearance?

For example with this litter:

Pedigree: JLo Bred to Hamer

The sire's sire (bobsleigh) has elbow and hip clearances listed but no cardiac clearance (simply states "unknown"). What if anything can you infer from this?

Similarly, if you check out the sibs and half-sibs from some of the dogs in this litter, some have all clearances, but some are missing cardiac. I'm trying to figure out what this all means. Thanks!!
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I feel bad that Hamer passed on 5/1 of this year but they kept his clearances up to the very end.
Remember that k9data is self entered and not official, just a good reference. Because this was 10 yrs ago I'm guessing they posted the last date test were done but nothing was sent to OFA.
I'm also not sure what was required back in 2000.
Hips and elbows are done at the same time so if you have one and missing the other there is a good chance for a failure on the missing entry. I'm not sure elbows were required back in 2000.
A vet that is certified to do OFA clearances handles submissions to OFA directly. Cardiac and Eye must be mailed in by owner or whoever had the test done. I think this is right, someone correct me if I'm wrong

Lots of pet owned dogs will have cardiac & eye without hips and elbows. Many shows offer clinics where it is easy to have these done and not very expensive. If a person gets a dog and has no plans to show or breed they may not see the need to get the hips & elbows done.
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Cardiac and eye clearances are not always sent by the breeder to OFA to be recorded, so if they are not listed, ask to see the hard copy.

Cardiac clearances should be done by a cardiologist after the dog is 12 months old. Eye clearances should be done by a veterinary opthamalogist, within 12 months of breeding.

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