BHS Stage One - Good Health

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BODY

horse should be "well furnished" or "well covered" - with enough muscle and fat to cover its skeletal frame, leaving no bony promient areas.

POO

Should be golden to green in colour, firm but breaks when hits the ground. 10-15 piles a day.

URINE

yellow

SKIN

Supple. Moves easily over body, shows elasticity. Recoils immediately from the skin recoil test.

STATE

Mobile ears, horse is alert

COAT

Has a healthy shine- is not dull or staring, no patchy sweat

EATING AND DRINKING

Normally

TEMPERATURE

38 degrees celcius or 101 F

NO ABNORMAL

Heat or swelling

MUCOUS MEMBRANES

Salmon pink - yellow indicates liver function problems / jaundice, blue indicates lack of oxygen

PULSE

35-45 a minute (foals 50-100)

RESPIRATION

8-12 a minute

WIEGHT DISTRIBUTION

evenly on all fours

EARS, EYES AND NOSE

No discharge

CAPILLARY REFILL TEST

refill immediately

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