Elbow grading – Source IEWG (International Elbow Working Group) Interpretation
UAP Ununited Anconeal Process
FCP Freagmented Coronoid Process
OC Osteochondrosis or Osteochondritis dissecans of the medial humeral condyle
INC Incongruency of more than 2mm between articular surface of Radius and Ulna
Other Lesions Avulsion medial humeral epicondyle
Mineralisation medial collateral ligament/origin flexor muscles
Elbow Dysplasia grade, based on the secondary arthrosis
Grade 0 No signs of arthrosis
BL Border Line: Undetermined changes
Grade 1 Osteophyte formation of less than 2 mm anywhere in the elbow joint
Grade 2 Osteophyte formation of 2-5 mm anywhere in the elbow joint
Grade 3 Osteophyte formation of more than 5 mm anywhere in the elbow joint
Note: The classification Grade 0 (or no detected primary lesion) does not imply that the animal is genetically sound.
Based on the current scientific knowledge EWG does not recommend breeding of arthrotic animals or animals displaying a primary lesions.
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