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Table 4 Scorecard for the palpebral reflex

From: Comparison of three different sedative-anaesthetic protocols (ketamine, ketamine-medetomidine and alphaxalone) in common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus)

Score Quality Character
0 No reflex No narrowing of the eyelids or muscle movement
1 Moderate reflex Delayed and/or incomplete closing of the eyelids
2 Normal reflex The eyelids immediately close fully
  1. The palpebral reflex was tested by lightly touching the medial canthus of the left eye with a dry cotton swab without touching the cornea.