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Table 1 Criteria for the visual assessment score, points are awarded for abnormal animal behavior (best 0 points, worst 29 points)

From: Analgesic treatment limits surrogate parameters for early stress and pain response after experimental subarachnoid hemorrhage

Item Points Best Worst
Nest building (0) Normal 0 2
(1) Use of paper towel   
(2) No use of paper towel   
Teeth grinding (2) If present 0 2
Vocalization (2) If present 0 2
Hair coat (0) Normal 0 6
(2) Not well groomed   
(4) Rough, dirty   
(6) Very rough, dirty   
Eyes (0) Open, alert 0 4
(2) Squinted   
(4) Closed   
Coordination and posture (0) Normal 0 6
(1) Lightly hunched   
(2) Walks hunched   
(3) Walks hunched and slowly   
(4) No running   
(5) Hunched, strumbles   
(6) Hunched, no movement   
Overall condition (0) Normal 0 3
(1) Rough, acts normal   
(2) Rough, depressed   
(3) Very rough, very depressed   
Withering (0) Skin fold < 1 s 0 4
(2) Skin fold > 1 s   
(4) Skin fold > 2 s   
Total   0 29