Vital Signs & Physical Exam

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10 Equine Vaccination and Wellness Resources on TheHorse.com

March 27, 2014

Here are 10 important vaccination and equine wellness resources available for free on TheHorse.com.... Read More

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Blood Testing Healthy Horses

January 20, 2014

Should routine blood tests be used to assess a horse's health as part of a prepurchase exam?... Read More

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Friesians' Blood Work Alike but Different

January 16, 2014

Vets caring for Friesians should interpret a few tests differently than they would in the average horse.... Read More

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Purdue to Host 2014 Horseman's Forum on Feb. 8

January 05, 2014

The program includes lectures on feeding senior horses, saddle fitting, moon blindness, bandaging, and more. ... Read More

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Taking Vital Signs

December 26, 2013

Every horse owner or caretaker should know how to take a horse's temperature, pulse, and respiration.... Read More

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Mucous Membranes

October 28, 2013

The mucous membranes can provide useful clues about the health of the internal workings of a horse.... Read More

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What's In a Blood Test?

October 09, 2013

This step-by-step graphic will guide you through your horse's blood test and results.... Read More

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Vital Signs of Life

October 09, 2013

Temperature, pulse, and respiration are three vital signs to know how to check if you own or ride horses.... Read More

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Taking a Horse's Heart Rate

October 07, 2013

The easiest place to take a horse's heart rate, or pulse, is the mandibular artery located under the jaw.... Read More

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Ten Tips to Keep Horses Cool

July 04, 2013

Janet Johnston, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVS, shares ten tips to keep horses comfy and safe in the summer heat.... Read More

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Know Your Horse in Health

May 01, 2013

Examine your horse's vital signs, body, and behavior on a regular basis to be a better horse owner.... Read More

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What Does Your Horse's Stool Say?

March 01, 2013

Your horse's fecal production and appearance can be an indicator of good or poor health.... Read More

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The Horse: Top 10 Horse Health Videos of 2012

January 02, 2013

We've compiled a list of the 10 most popular videos of 2012. Did your favorites make the list?... Read More

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Holiday Horses, Ponies Require Time, Financial Commitments

December 01, 2012

Parents need to be aware of equine ownership commitment and cost before granting a child's wish.... Read More

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Managing Equine Arthritis on a Budget

November 14, 2012

Veterinarians can keep diagnostic costs lower by using as much information from routine tests as possible.... Read More

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Caring for the Disciplines, Part 3: Trail and Endurance

July 01, 2012

Attention to conditioning and minimizing wear and tear can help horses stay on the trail for years to come.... Read More

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Prevalence of Post-Anesthesia Cardiac Arrhythmias in Horses

May 16, 2012

Study links common post-surgical heart arrhythmia in horses to anesthesia, surgery, and recovery.... Read More

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Know How to Use A Stethoscope Before You Need It

April 12, 2012

A properly used stethoscope can help horse owners pick up on possible developing health problems.... Read More

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Lecture on Identifying an Equine Emergency Scheduled

March 18, 2012

On April 3, New Bolton Center will present "It's 10 p.m. and My Horse Isn't Right: When is it an Emergency?"... Read More

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Physical Therapy for Stifle Problems in Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 06, 2012

A physical therapy program is owner- and horse-intensive in terms of time and energy for successful outcomes.... Read More

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Horse Physiology Knowledge Helps Protect Animal Health

December 23, 2011

Owners have a better chance of detecting disease and stress in a horse if they're familiar with what's normal.... Read More

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Estimating Horse Weight Accurately

September 15, 2011

Researchers examined the other three weigh estimation methods and found one stood out as more accurate.... Read More

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Normal Horse Vitals Signs and Health Indicators

September 09, 2011

Learn about normal horse resting temperature, heart and respiration rates, and indications of good health.... Read More

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Normal Horse Temperature, Heart Rate, Breathing Rate

August 22, 2011

Quick reference guide on normal temperature, heart rate, and breathing rate in horses.... Read More

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Colic in Horses: When is Surgery Necessary?

August 16, 2011

What factors do veterinarians look for when deciding whether to refer a horse to a hospital for colic surgery?... Read More