Unesp-Botucatu Horse Acute Pain Scale (UCAPS)

Video 3

After watching the test video, score the corresponding behaviors and see your results. You are able to use the scale when your scores are up to 20% higher or lower than the template scores in at least three tests.


1. Locomotion

2. Interactive behavior

3. Activity

4. Appetite

5. Miscellaneous Behaviors (please tick each item if applicable)

(A) Wagging the tail abruptly and repeatedly
(B) Licking the surgical affected area
(C) Moves and arches the back when in standing posture
(D) Kicking/foot stamping
(E) Hind limbs extended caudally when in standing posture
(F) Head below the line of spinal column
(G) Lying down in ventral recumbency with full or partial extension of one or both hind limbs
(H) Lying down with the head on/close to the ground
(I) Extends the neck and body forward when lying in ventral recumbency