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Q. My horses heart rate is 120+ all four legs are swollen temp is 102.9 labored breathing very weak hard for him to stand won't walk

Answered By
LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA

A. He must be assessed by a vet as an emergency, a heart rate as high as this in a horse indicates a serious problem which may be life-threatening. The elevated temperature may be related to pain could also be due to fever and infection


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