If anyone is interested, I just posted new pics of Zina on my site. There were just too many to post here. It shows the progression of her HOD (Hypertrophic osteodystrophy) This is an inflammation of the growth plates that can affect (usually) fast growing dogs. Most dogs do not survive or are put down because of the problems associated with it. Zina survived and while she has her share of issues, she is a very happy girl. She will probably also have a limited life span. This is something, I think, everyone with large breeds should be aware of, but it is not a widely known affliction.
Go to the memberlist, my website is there, go to our kids on the site and pick Zina. If you click on each pick, it has a caption.