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Table 2 Locomotion scoring system (source Kaler et al., in press)

From: Recognition of lameness and decisions to catch for inspection among sheep farmers and specialists in GB

Scale 0 1 2 3 4 5 6
Posture and locomotion        
Bears weight evenly on all four feet       
Uneven posture, but no clear shortening of stride    
Short stride on one leg compared with others    
Visible nodding of head in time with short stride        
Excessive flicking of head, more than nodding, in time with short stride      
Not weight bearing on affected limb when standing      
Discomfort when moving      
Not weight bearing on affected limb when moving       
Extreme difficulty rising        
Reluctant to move once standing        
More than one limb affected        
Will not stand or move