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Normal Values in the Horse

Temperature: 37-38°C in the morning, below 38.5°C in the evening. Slightly higher in warm weather or in foals.
Pulse: 36-48 beats per minute.
Capillary refill time: 1-2 seconds to recolour gum after blanching.
Respiration: 6-8 breaths per minute. Breath should smell sweet.
Intestinal Sounds: Gurgles, squeaks and rasps from intestinal area behind rib cage. You can hear them with your ear.


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