Henneke horse body condition scoring system
The Henneke horse body condition scoring system is a scoring system developed by Don Henneke while at Texas University. It is a standardised system for assessing the body condition of horses without needing specialist equipment. The scale ranges from one (extremely poor) to nine (obese). The scoring chart has a description for each score for 6 major parts of the body - neck, withers, shoulder, ribs, loins and tailhead. The average of all of those parts will give a final body conditioning score.
- ↑ Geor, Raymond J.; Patricia Harris (2008). "Dietary Management of the Obese Horse". in N. Edward Robinson, Kim A. Sprayberry. Current Therapy in Equine Medicine. Elsevier Health Sciences. pp. 59–65. ISBN 9781416054757.
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