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Body Condition Score 4 - Lean
Body Condition Score 4
Body Condition Score 4 - Lean

Slight bony ridge over loin or flat, faint outline of ribs visible. Tail head prominence depends on breed, but fat should be palpable. Tuber coxae bones not easily visible. Withers, shoulder, and neck not obviously thin. Acceptable, especially for anaerobic performance.

Courtesy of Dr. Sarah Ralston.