Relationships between body condition score and ultrasound skin-associated subcutaneous fat depth in equids

@article{Silva2016RelationshipsBB,
  title={Relationships between body condition score and ultrasound skin-associated subcutaneous fat depth in equids},
  author={Severiano R. Silva and Rita Payan-Carreira and Miguel Quaresma and Cristina M. Guedes and Ana Sofia Santos},
  journal={Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica},
  year={2016},
  volume={58},
  pages={37-42}
}
BackgroundIn equids, health and welfare depend on body composition. A growing number of equids are now used as leisure and companion animals, and often found overfeed. The need for a close monitoring of body fatness led to the search for tools allowing a rapid and non-invasive estimation of fatness. This study intends to assess real-time ultrasonography (RTU) usefulness in establishing a relationship between ultrasound measures of subcutaneous fat–plus–skin thickness (SF-Skin) and body… CONTINUE READING