Originally Posted by ChemE
My TB is 16 this year and just got his first flexion test yesterday. He received a 1 minus and a 2 minus out of 5. He got his hocks injected. Can someone explain what these numbers signify? I am thinking really bad if 5 is good. Thanks!
It could be the other way as well. For example, in my mind, a perfect flexion test would be equal to 0, or no indication of lameness. In that case, a -1 and -2 would indicate a mild positive reaction to the flex test (not trotting out completely sound after the flex).
Can't figure out how there could be 5 levels of "soundness" after a flex test..it is either positive for lameness and a negative score to indicate degree of that lameness or no lameness present.
:)..you might need to ask the vet for the technical clarification.