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RE: [RC] Glycemic index of horse grains - heidi

This is a far too common practice all over the country, and IMO a HUGE mistake.  I personally don't care what the gut sounds are coming in off the trail--I want to know what they are when he is about to leave.  Likewise, lameness when he first comes in isn't the issue--it's lameness when he leaves.  Same for every other parameter.  Stuff changes when horses hang out at checks.  Gee, that's partly why we HAVE checks.  I always ran my vet checks so that I could examine the horses shortly before they leave, instead of when they come from the pulse box.  And I think it is a cryin' shame that that practice has not caught on.  What I see instead is vets doing TWO exams so that they can have an exit exam--and that just wastes the horse's eating and resting time.

Most the time at least in the SE the horse sees the vet after he passes
pulse which is as soon as he gets in and before he eats so the gut
sounds are more related to the trail he has just traversed rather than
what he ate at the check.
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