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Table 2 Body condition scoring (modified from Zimmerman [19])

From: How effective are clinical pre-farrowing risk assessment and the use of soft rubber mats in preventing shoulder ulcers in at-risk sows?

BCS Condition Ribs, hip and backbone
1 Excessively thin Easily visible and palpable
2 Moderately thin Can be palpated with slight pressure
3 Ideal Can be palpated with firm pressure; cannot be observed visually
4 Moderately fat Cannot be palpated
5 Excessively fat Cannot be palpated