Equine Vital Signs

 

Adult Horses

Temperature 99.5° - 101.5° F
Heart Rate 32 – 44 beats/min.
Respiratory Rate 6 – 16 breaths/min
Mucous Membranes Pale pink & moist
Capillary Refill Time 1 – 2 seconds
Gut Sounds Always Presents
 

Foals (within 10 min. of birth)

Temperature 99° -102° F
Heart Rate < 60 beats/min
Respiratory 40–60 breaths/min

Foals (within about 12 hours of age)

Temperature 99° -102° F
Heart Rate 100-200 beats/min
Respiratory 20-40 breaths/min