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Re: heart rates & recovery

In a message dated 12/22/98 12:07:26 PM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

<< As an interesting aside, when Provo and I did our first
 LD, I was talking to the ride vet - Todd Nelson - and he
 told me that skin pinch is one of the least reliable
 ways of identifying dehydration.  >>

By itself, yes, but there is no ONE parameter to determine hydration, and one
looks at the general gist of SEVERAL parameters, including skin tenting, to
get an idea without doing bloodwork.  One also looks at skin tenting relative
to body condition, etc., to determine how valid it is.   That is part of the
art of being a ride vet.

Heidi Smith, DVM

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