Equine Vital Signs of Life

Temperature, pulse, and respiration (TPR) are the three important vital signs you must know how to check if you own or ride horses, especially during an emergency situation. Previously, Doug Byars, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM (internal medicine), ACVECC (emergency and critical care), showed us four ways you can take a horse’s pulse. He rejoins us to discuss how to monitor a horse’s temperature and respiratory rates, as well as capillary refill time.


A fever or subnormal tempera

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