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Re: [RC] Silly Question - Maryanne Gabbani

One of my mares recently had to have surgery involving a general anesthetic, which due to her age of 20, the vet gave as gas. She had a needle inserted into a major vein in her temple in order to monitor her blood pressure. I asked about this and was told that the blood pressure can be a very tricky issue during surgery because it can suddenly crash and any other measure than a direct one would not register this.? Granted that this is watching for a drop, but if peripheral measures don't show the changes properly when going down, it seems to me that they might be a problem for rising changes as well.


On May 27, 2006, at 2:53 PM, Tom Sites wrote:

Knowing that horses have stress and?can develop ulcers, ?and stress in people can elevate blood pressure, my question is:? Is there a means to calculate blood pressure in horses? and could that have some informative value that could be utilized along w/ pulse readings?? ts

[RC] Silly Question, Tom Sites