Affordable Access

Body condition scoring: comparing newly trained scorers and micro-computed tomography imaging.

Authors
  • Easterly, M E
  • Foltz, C J
  • Paulus, M J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Lab animal
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2001
Volume
30
Issue
3
Pages
46–49
Identifiers
PMID: 11385757
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A Body Condition Scoring (BCS) protocol is an easily learned tool that can be used as a means of body condition assessment for random populations of mice. Here, the authors use X-ray computed tomography technology to show that BCS is a quick and effective method for evaluating parameters such as muscle thickness and fat, and that the method is equally as accurate when employed by newly trained or expert scorers.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times