Resource: Dr. Rick Rasby, University of Nebraska - Lincoln.

A Practical Guide To Body Condition Scoring

Bos Taurus

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The 12th and 13th ribs are not visible to the eye unless the animal has been shrunk. The transverse spinous processes can only be felt with firm pressure and feel rounded but are not noticeable to the eye. Spaces between the processes are not visible and are only distinguishable with firm pressure. Areas on each side of the tailhead are starting to fill.
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