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Table 2 Behavioural severity score for signs of colic in 1016 horses in a prospective study of the primary assessment of colic

From: Prospective study of the primary evaluation of 1016 horses with clinical signs of abdominal pain by veterinary practitioners, and the differentiation of critical and non-critical cases

Behavioural severity score Score 0 (none/normal) Score 1 (mild/occasional) Score 2 (moderate/frequent) Score 3 (severe/continuous)
Kicking 57.5 % (558/971) 30.3 % (294/971) 10.9 % (106/971) 1.3 % (13/971)
Pawing 40.1 % (388/968) 38.4 % (372/968) 19.4 % (188/968) 2.1 % (20/968)
Sweating 55.8 % (542/972) 24.1 % (234/972) 14.3 % (139/972) 5.9 % (57/972)
Flank watching 31.8 % (306/961) 46.4 % (446/961) 20.2 % (194/961) 1.6 % (15/961)
Attempts to lie down 22.8 % (226/991) 29.7 % (294/991) 32.0 % (317/991) 15.5 % (154/991)
Demeanour 50.3 % (486/967) 18.0 % (174/967) 31.7 % (307/967)