Waukesha County

Henekke Scoring Report

Condition  Neck Withers  Loin  Tailhead  Ribs  Shoulder 

1 Poor

Bone structure easily noticeable  Bone structure easily noticeable 
Animal extremely emaciated; no fatty tissue
Spinous processes project prominently  Tailhead (pinbones) and hook bones projecting prominently  Ribs projecting prominently   Bone structure easily noticeable  
2 Very Thin Faintly discernible   Faintly discernible   Slight fat covering overbase of spinous processes. Transverse processes of lumbar vertebrae feel rounded. Spinous processes are prominent.   Tailhead prominent    Ribs prominent  Faintly discernible  
3 Thin Neck accentuated   Withers accentuated  Fat buildup halfway on spinous processes but easily discernible. Transverse processes cannot be felt.    Tailhead prominent but individual vertebrae cannot be visually identified. Hook bones appear rounded, but are still easily discernible. Pin bones not distinguishable.   Slight fat cover over ribs. Ribs easily discernible.  Shoulder accentuated.  


Neck not obviously thin   Withers not obviously thin   Negative crease along back    Prominence depends on conformation; fat can be felt. Hook bones not discernible   Faint outline discernible    Shoulder not obviously thin 


Neck blends smoothly into body    Withers rounded over spinous processes   Back level   Fat around tailhead beginning to feel spongy    Ribs cannot be visually distinguished but can be easily felt    Shoulder blends smoothly into body   


Fat beginning to be deposited    Fat beginning to be deposited  May have slight positive crease down back   Fat around tailhead feels soft  Fat over ribs feels spongy  Fat beginning to be deposited  


Fat deposited along neck    Fat deposited along withers    May have positive crease down back   Fat around tailhead is soft   Individual ribs can be felt, but noticeable filling between ribs with fat    Fat deposited behind shoulder   


Noticeable thickening of neck  Area along withers filled with fat   Positive crease down back    Tailhead fat very soft   Difficult to feel ribs   Area behind shoulder filled in flush with body 


Bulging fat

Fat along inner buttocks may rub together. Flank filled in flush 

Bulging fat   Obvious positive crease down back   Building fat around tailhead   Patchy fat appearing over ribs   Bulging fat 

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