Home Current News News Archive Shop/Advertise Ridecamp Classified Events Learn/AERC
Endurance.Net Home Ridecamp Archives
[Archives Index]   [Date Index]   [Thread Index]   [Author Index]   [Subject Index]

[RC] FYI: Get to know your horse's heartrate - Marta Kozlowska


Same thing happened to me. I've owned my mare for 6 years now and
prior to that I leased her.  I competed her in CTR's for 3 years and
just started LD's last year when at our second ride during the hold
the vet said that she hears a heart murmur. Vet thought it might be
due to dehydration but the mare drank well.  Vet who did the vetting
in didn't recall the heart murmur before the ride. We finished the
ride middle of the pack, as usual, but were advised to consult a
veterinarian.  I'm ashamed to say it took me until this Spring to
finally remember to ask my vet to listen for the heart murmur. The vet
listened and confirmed she indeed has a heart murmur.  He said that
they're usually congenital and that she likely had it her whole life.
It doesn't appear to interfere w/ the work we do but makes me a bit

Interestingly my dog also has a heart murmur but my original vet never
told me about it.  It was not until 2 years later when I switched vets
that I found out.  Hers is obvious, too. I can easily hear it even
without a stethoscope just by putting my ear to the chest cavity.

Thanks for sharing the article.



Ridecamp is a service of Endurance Net, http://www.endurance.net.
Information, Policy, Disclaimer: http://www.endurance.net/Ridecamp
Subscribe/Unsubscribe http://www.endurance.net/ridecamp/logon.asp

Ride Long and Ride Safe!!