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Table 1 Clinical score calculation and rams classification

From: Contagious epididymitis due to Brucella ovis: relationship between sexual function, serology and bacterial shedding in semen

  Note
  1 4 7
Age (years) ≥5 1 2-4
BCS* <2 >3 2-3
SC (cm)** <33 ≥33- < 39 ≥39
Epididymis/testicle alterations*** Presence (note = 0) N/A**** Absence (note = 7)
  Clinical score
  3-12 13-21 22-28
Rams classification Poor Fair Good
  1. *BCS: body condition score (0–5)
  2. **SC: scrotal circumference
  3. ***Testicle alterations: asymmetry, indurations, degeneration and/or atrophy; Epididymis alterations: epididymitis, indurations, nodules, hypertrophy and/or cysts
  4. ****N/A: not applicable