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respiratory rate


If your horse loses his ability to sweat, it can have a serious impact on his health. Here’s what you need to know. We often take sweating in our horses for granted. In a previous issue (V7I3), we addressed sweating as the most important means for thermoregulatory cooling during exercise, and recovery from exercise. But …

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vet checking respiratory system

Preventing and treating respiratory infections. “NO HOOF, NO HORSE” is a familiar saying, but “no lungs, no horse” is equally true. Respiratory infections are the most common infectious diseases in horses. An acute infection can sideline your horse anywhere from a week to a month.  The symptoms are hard to miss: • Runny nose/nasal discharge …

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intramuscular injection

How to give your horse an intramuscular injection. Giving an intramuscular injection to your horse can seem a daunting task, but it’s actually pretty simple with the proper training and supervised practice. And it’s something every horse owner should know how to do! Practice Makes Perfect If you want to learn how to give an intramuscular …

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colic

The word colic is enough to send chills through any rider. Know when to call the vet, and what to do for your horse while waiting for him to arrive. If you’re like most riders, the thought of colic strikes fear into your heart. Unfortunately, the majority of horses will experience at least one episode …

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