Table 1.

Postoperative assessmenta

ParameterScore
Weight
    preoperative weight0
    90 to 100% preoperative weight1
    >80 to 90% preoperative weight2
    <80% preoperative weight4
Activity
    normal0
    moves around cage spontaneously but reduced1
    moves to stimulus but not spontaneously2
    huddled, not moving to stimulation5
General appearance
    normal0
    evidence of poor grooming2
  • a Animals will be killed when the score is >7.