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Re: Heartrate Threshold
In a message dated 98-05-18 00:34:53 EDT, email@example.com writes:
<< Biological theory based on scientific observation states that the smaller
the animal the higher the heart rate and the larger the animal the slower
the heart rate. In adult humans, the more conditioned athletes have pulses
in the 40s routinely due to the more efficient heart muscle pump mechanism.
Human Fetuses have a normal range between 120 and 160 and the decreases to
just over 100 after birth and slowly decreases until adulthood. Some
medical conditions can make the rate be less than the normal adult rate of
60 to 100. But the overall picture needs to be looked at whether human or
horse is being evaluated. I doubt that an electronic monitor could get any
kind of accurate rate over 200 and defiitely not very accurately by
palpation or even with a stethoscope. that is experience speaking, mostly
with humans. Mary Ann, Tx
The lowest equine heartrate was, according to Matthew Mackay-Smith was 19 in a
champion endurance horse.
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