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Osteophytes in hip joints

My 14 month old boy was at Purdue for a MRSP infection that was not responding to treatment. While there they did some xrays of his bladder. After discussing the new course of treatment they brought up the radiologist had noted that on the bladder xray the bladder was normal, but that the hip joints showed presence of osteophytes in the joints. I was very careful in my research on this pup. Researched the lines on K9 looking at all OFA data. Genetically this should not be happening. Thoughts?
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Genetically this should not be happening.
He a medium-to-large breed. Golden retrievers are genetically prone to hip dysplasia.

The reason why everyone does OFA's every generation isn't with the idea of completely eliminating the condition completely from the genetics (if that were possible, we wouldn't have to do OFA's anymore). It's to reduce the occurrences and severity.

Do you have access to those xrays? I'd actually be curious as to what they are seeing.

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