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Assessing the Health and
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Basic Assessment
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Title
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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Facial Expression (1 of 1)


Sometimes examination of an animal’s facial expression can be useful when deciding whether an animal is happy or unhappy.

Clearly some species have more expressive faces than others.


Typically dogs and cats have more expressive faces than prey species such as rabbits.


  
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