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Table 1 Grading system for clinical wound assessment

From: Postoperative wound assessment in cattle: How reliable is the back hand palpation?

  clinical wound assesment score
  0 1 2 3
Swelling none slight (< 1/3 the periwound surface) moderate (1/3 − 2/3 the periwound surface) severe > 2/3 the periwound surface
Consistency soft firm-rubbery emphysematous fluctuating
Exudation none slightly odourless discharge a great amount of odourless discharge malodorous discharge
Sensitivity to compression none slight moderate severe
Palpation (skin temperature) normal colder or warmer in comparison to the reference area