firstname.lastname@example.org: Re: measuring lactate
Re: measuring lactate
Truman Prevatt (email@example.com)
Wed, 5 Mar 1997 13:43:34 -0400
>One last thought, pulling blood at a race is potentially bad news. The
>image of a needle in the neck is not wholesome eventhough the motives
>are. If we want blood sample during rides, we ALWAYS ask the ride vets
>in advance if they are willing to pull the samples at vet checks. WE
>NEVER DO IT EXCEPT IN TRAINING.
>If the vets will assist us, we have the syringe and purple/red/grey tops
>in a closed baggie which is handed to the vet after the full vet check
>exam is complete. Again, if there's a line of horses, we pass on
>taking the sample so as to not impede other riders.
That is very good advice.
I would stongly reccomend that if you are using a syring at at ride that
you have the vet draw blood. A lot of peoples first reaction to a horse
with a needle in the neck by a rider is treatment which is grounds for
disqualification. If I were the ride manager and someone came to me with a
protest about treatment, I would have to take it very seriously.