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Re: [RC] Silly Question - luv2ridefar

One book I have shows the blood pressure being taken on the tail of the horse, sort of like a person's arm.  I don't have it handy to refer to and see what the normal is.  And if I remember right, they were just measuring the systolic (highest number) by watching for the start of the 'bounce' of the needle on the spigmomenometer dial.  There was no place to put the stethoscope to listen, I guess.  I think you could use an automatic cuff though and get a reading.
(people nurse)

----- Original Message ----
From: Tom Sites <goearth@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: ridecamp <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, May 27, 2006 6:53:51 AM
Subject: [RC] Silly Question

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