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Table 3 Clinical scoring system

From: Ocular and neural distribution of feline herpesvirus-1 during active and latent experimental infection in cats

Clinical sign Daily score if present
Fever  
103.0 to 103.9°F 1
104.0 to 104.9°F 2
≥105°F 3
Conjunctivitis/Ocular discharge 1
Rhinitis/Nasal discharge 1
Sneezing 1
Audible rales 2
Coughing 2
Open mouth breathing 3
Anorexia 1
Dehydration 1
Hypothermia < 99° F 2
Oral ulcers (lingual or oral mucosa)  
1 ulcer <4 mm 1
Multiple ulcers <4 mm 3
Ulcer or ulcers >4 mm 5
Salivating 1
External ulcers (lip or nares)  
Non-bleeding ulcer 4
Bleeding ulcer 6
  1. The following scoring system was modified from the published USDA Scoring Method for FeHV-1 [56] and was used to assign daily clinical scores for each cat. The highest possible score for a cat on any given day was 31.