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 Parrott Equine Associates  • 1 Winthrop Street • P.O. Box 298 • Hamilton MA 01982 • (978)468-6307
Normal Vital Signs of an Adult Horse

  • Temperature: 98.5 - 100.5
  • Pulse: 32 - 40 beats/minute
  • Respiration: 8 - 16 breaths/minute
  • Capillary Refill Time: less than 2 seconds
  • Mucous Membranes: moist and pink 


It is a good idea to become familiar with your horse's vital signs. If you don't know how to check them, ask your veterinarian to show you. In the event of an illness or emergency, this information will provide us with a more complete medical profile.


For more horse health information on a variety of topics, please go to the AAEP's web site for horse owners at www.myhorsematters.com