Kodiak accompanied Galena on the visit to the veterinary ophthalmologist in January for his required CERF eye check-up. I am pleased to report that his eyes checked out as normal.
Kodiak’s preliminary OFA hip assessment was done in mid-December. The official OFA report gave him a rating of “Good” for his hips and elbows “normal” – both satisfactory results. He was only four months old when this was done, but it is still a good indicator of the soundness of his hips and elbows. We will repeat the test when he is two years old to get a final certified rating.
We also chose to do a first thyroid test in December, and all checked out well. The ALAA requires that the thyroid and CERF tests be repeated at least every 18 months, as conditions can change and disease can develop. Kodiak’s next thyroid test will be certifiable as he will be over one year of age, but this preliminary test is again a good indication of health.
Kodiak has passed
all his required health testing!!
All he needs to do now is to mature before we use him as a stud. By age 10 months – early June 2012 – he should be mature enough to sire puppies.