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Healthy as a horse... which horse?

Healthy as a horse... which horse?

"Even someone who doesn't know much about horses can learn a lot about equine health just by watching the post parade from the stable to the gates during the May 6 Kentucky Derby, says an equine veterinarian at Purdue University." A healthy horse has a resting heart rate, of 40-45 beats per minute. The respiratory rate of an adult horse at rest is 8-16 breaths per minute. A horse's body temperature is between 98 and 101 degrees.


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