Merck Manual

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Body Condition Score 9 - Obese
Body Condition Score 9 - Obese

    Obvious crease down loin. Fat bulging around tailhead, along withers, behind shoulders, and along neck. Flank filled with fat (no abdominal tuck and ribs hard to palpate). Unacceptable. Increased risk of laminitis and other metabolic disorders and colic, especially due to lipoma strangulation.

Courtesy of Dr. Sarah Ralston.