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Modified Apgar Score for Equine Neonates

Modified Apgar Score for Equine Neonates

Clinical Evaluation

(first 20 sec of life)

Score: 1

Score: 2

Score: 3

Heart rhythm and rate

Regular, >60 bpm

Irregular, <60 bpm

Absent

Respiration

Regular

Irregular

Absent

Response to external stimulation (nose, ear)

Sneeze, ear flick

Grimace, weak ear flick

Absent

Muscle tone

Active, sternal

Some ability to flex limbs

Limp, lateral