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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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DEFRA
PURINA
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Mucous Membranes (1 of 2)


Examination of an animal’s mucous membranes can often provide an insight into the animal’s overall health - gums should be pink.


Question 20

What do pale gums suggest about the health of an animal?

Answer






Question 21

What do blue gums suggest about the health of an animal?

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