Horse Health Info

Make sure to ask us to show you how to properly take your horse's temperature, pulse and respiration, and check capillary refill time and mucous membranes. This information will enable us to make a preliminary assesment of your horse over the phone, before we arrive.

Normal Vital Signs of the Adult Horse

  • Temperature: 99.5-101.0 F
  • Pulse: 36-40 beats per minute
  • Respiration: 12-16 breaths per minute
  • Capillary Refill Time: less than 2 seconds
  • Mucous Membranes: pale pink