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Table 3 Sedation score

From: Nociceptive thermal threshold testing in horses – effect of neuroleptic sedation and neuroleptanalgesia at different stimulation sites

Head position 0 lower lip at height of shoulder joint or higher
1 lower lip between shoulder and olecranon
2 lower lip between olecranon and carpal joint
3 lower lip at carpal joint or lower
Reaction to acoustic stimulation 0 moving back, normal reaction
1 mildly curbed reaction
2 clearly curbed reaction
3 no reaction
Reaction to visual stimulation 0 moving back, normal reaction
1 mildly curbed reaction
2 clearly curbed reaction
3 no reaction
Total score 0 no sedation
1-3 mild sedation
4-6 moderate sedation
7-9 deep sedation