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Basic Assessment
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Introduction
Contents
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Body Condition
Body Shape
Posture
Fur & Feathers
Facial Expression
Skin
Mucous Membranes
Eyes
Ears
Nose
Mouth
Tail
Perineum
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Glossary
References
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Acknowledgements
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Changes in Body Shape (1 of 3)


As well as assessing an animal’s body condition one should also be aware of any changes in an animal’s body shape.

Animals should be inspected daily for any swollen areas or changes in body composition.


Question 5

What changes in body composition tend to accompany ageing?


Answer






  
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