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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? If you
> are vetting the ride, would you like it written on the card? I had this
> situation happen. Didn't record what I heard, but told the rider. After
> passing the vet check the horse got in a little trouble (nothing a little
> Banamine didn't fix). Granted the horse would have had his little problem in
> this case anyway. But what if he/she went back on trail? If it was my horse
> I would want to know what was going on with him. Just curious...
I definately would either make a note on the card, or personally take
the horse over to the vet so that the problem did not slip through the
cracks. I would not rely on the rider to tell the vet since some riders
in the heat of competition do not always make the best decision for
Terry Woolley Howe
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