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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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Inflammation may occur around the anus and genitalia of laboratory animals.

Inspection of the anus may reveal conditions such as anal prolapses.

Such vaginal discharge may be normal, eg normal vaginal discharge in a bitch (see image), however mucopurulent vaginal discharges tend to indicate a health or welfare problem.


  
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