We saw the specialist today and got more x-rays. Deska has elbow dysplasia. However he has unusual growths and spurs so not exactly sure of the cause or impact. I was lucky it was quiet today so I ended up with a 3hr consult with the orthopedic specialist. Atm the vet says keep up with his activity levels as that may be why he is only presenting with soreness at 3yrs (being so fit and healthy). He will go onto metacam and an essential oil supplement and lose some weight (although he said his weight is actually fine but losing some more will certainly help). He will probably slow down through weaves and over jumps in winter, but otherwise he can keep going with agility and have it monitored each year, flyball shouldnt be a problem for some time and he cleared him to run next weekend (phew). I just want to cry - he is such an active boy and loves to run, I dont want to see him stiffen up and be in pain. When I save enough again (these visits have cost me a small fortune) we will to the physio for an exercise regime for arthritis. In the meantime does any one have experience with elbow dysplasia and can give me some idea of what I can do to make life easier?