||Anatomy and Physiology
This reflex is similar to the Babinski reflex seen in humans. But
the two are not entirely the same as the Babinski reflex evaluates
the fanning of the large toe and animals do not have this.
The pelvic limb is held proximal to the hock with the hock and digits
flexed. The limb is stroked on the caudolateral surface all the
way from the hock to the digits. A normal response is no response
at all. An abnormal response is extension and fanning of the digits.
This test is not often used because the normal is an absence of
movement. Since the test is difficult to perform it is possible
to obtain false results.