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BHS Stage One - Good Health

STUDY
PLAY
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