|Scorecard for the pedal withdrawal reflex|
|0||No reflex||There was no increased muscle tension and/or bending of the knee for at least one second after removing the haemostat|
|1||Normal reflex||There was muscle tension and/or bending of the knee|
|2||Increased reflex||There was increased muscle tension, bending of the knee, and muscle vibrations/involuntary movements of other limbs|
The pedal withdrawal reflex was determined by applying a haemostat (Hartman baby mosquito BH104R, straight, 100 mm, 4″) on the first clip for 1 second on phalanx III, just above the nail of the left rear leg.
Bakker et al.
Bakker et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:113 doi:10.1186/1746-6148-9-113