Unesp-Botucatu Composite Scale for pain assessment in sheep
(USAPS – Unesp-Botucatu sheep pain scale)

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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. Interaction

2. Locomotion

3. Head position

4. Posture

A) Arched back
B) Extends the head and neck
C) Lying down with head resting on the ground or close to the ground
D) Moves the tail quickly and repeatedly (except when breastfeeding) and/or keeps the tail straight (except to defecate/urinate)

5. Activity

6. Appetite