Use of a morphometric method and body fat index system for estimation of body composition in overweight and obese cats.

@article{Witzel2014UseOA,
  title={Use of a morphometric method and body fat index system for estimation of body composition in overweight and obese cats.},
  author={Angela L. Witzel and Claudia A. Kirk and George A Henry and Philip W Toll and John J. Brejda and Inke Paetau-Robinson},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  year={2014},
  volume={244 11},
  pages={1285-90}
}
OBJECTIVE To develop morphometric equations for prediction of body composition and create a body fat index (BFI) system to estimate body fat percentage in overweight and obese cats. DESIGN Prospective evaluation study. ANIMALS 76 overweight or obese cats ≥ 1 year of age. PROCEDURES Body condition score (BCS) was determined with a 5-point scale, morphometric measurements were made, and dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) was performed. Visual and palpation-based evaluation of various… CONTINUE READING
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