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Monitoring Your Horse’s Vital Signs
Lisa Kriese-Anderson, Cynthia McCall
Pages / Length: 4
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Regularly monitoring your horse’s vital signs will accustom both you and the animal to the procedures and will help you track your horse’s health. This publication outlines methods for checking your horse’s temperature, pulse, respiration rate, mucous membrane color, capillary refill rate, hydration, and excrement. You’ll learn what normal measurements are in healthy horses and by what degree measurements might change during exercise or illness.