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Re: Vet check question.
> A quick question. If you are working P&R area at a ride, a horse comes in
> and it's pulse is irregular...ie...waxing and waning (several fast beats, then
> several slow beats). Would you write what you heard on the vet card?
I would tell the rider, but not write it on the card. There are too many factors
involved ni the variability of the heart rate - "I just saw my buddy come/go", to
"I'm hot, to I'm in distress". In my experience, if the horse is truely
distressed, the vets will usually pick up on it & the horse will generally fail
As P&R crew chief, how would you decide that all horses were being evaluated the
same way by both the experienced folks and the newbies (who ask "Is Lub-Dub
counted as one or two?"). It would be virtually impossible.
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