Equine - 17-04-2024 - Meghan Moore BVM BVS MRCVS - 0 comments
Equine Newsletter - Spring 24


Spring newsletter from the Equine team


With Spring grass on its way (and winter hopefully well behind us), this is a good time to body condition score your Equine to see if they are at optimum weight!

Body Condition Scoring generally looks at these main areas:

  • Neck: Appearance and feel of the Crest
  • Shoulder: Can you see the outline of the shoulder blade?
  • Back and Ribs: Topline, is this smooth or can you feel bones here, are the ribs visible or easy to feel?
  • Rump: Look from side and behind; is this rounded or narrow; does the pelvis have a round or angular appearance?

The easiest scoring system to use is out of 5, with 1 being low , 3  Ideal condition, 5 very overweight; the picture below shows common areas of fatty tissue storage.
Ask your Vet if you would like us to help you with this! 

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