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Standardized Ultrasound Scoring System for Thoracic Ultrasonography in Calves

Standardized Ultrasound Scoring System for Thoracic Ultrasonography in Calves

Ultrasound Lesion Score

Description

0

Normal, healthy lungs

1

Pleural thickening, possible interstitial disease when diffuse

2

Lobular lesion with patchy consolidation (1 cm or larger lesions)

3

1 lobar lesion - full thickness consolidation of 1 lobe

4

2 lobar lesions - full thickness consolidation of 2 lobes

5

3 or more lobar lesions - full thickness consolidation of 3 or more lobes

Reprinted with permission from Ollivett TL and Buczinski S, On-Farm Use of Ultrasonography for Bovine Respiratory Disease. Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract.2016;32(1):19-35. doi:10.1016/j.cvfa.2015.09.001