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Table 2 Fecal quality scoring grid for assessment of individual fecal quality. Sum (total fecal score, TFS) of fecal characteristics A, B and C was used for statistical analysis

From: Evaluation of a zinc chelate on clinical swine dysentery under field conditions

ParametersScoreDescription
A. Faecal shape and consistency1Hard, dry, can be shaped by fingers
2Normal, soft, but not watery
3Pasty, soft
4Watery
B. Faecal color0Normal dark green, brown, feed color
1Light brown to yellow
2Grey
3Dark brown to black
C. Faecal additions0Normal, no additions
1Slimy or foamy
2Bloody or fibrinous exudate