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BCS: What Body Condition Scores Mean

With this 9-point scale developed by Don Henneke, PhD, there's no need to guess about a horse's weight losses and gains.

The Henneke Body Condition Score system provides an accurate, objective measure of the body fat a horse has accumulated. The nine-point scale is relied on by veterinarians, researchers and horse owners to describe the body condition of a horse in a consistent and universal manner. In this EQUUS article from 2006, Don Henneke, PhD, explains how and why he developed the system and how it can most effectively be utilized.

Click the link below to access a downloadable, printable PDF.

BCS: What Body Condition Scores Mean, ©EQUUS

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