National Farm and Facility Level Biosecurity User Guide for the Equine Sector
Annex 5: Horse Health Exam Record

Horse Exam Record

The picture is of a table to record a horse health exam. Description follows.
Description for image – Horse Exam Record

The picture is of a table to record a horse health exam. The rows of text in the table are:

Horse Health Exam

Horse's name, Horse identification

Date and Time:

General attitude & demeanour

Bright alert responsive (BAR), Quiet alert responsive (QAR), Lethargic, Mildly depressed, Depressed

Notes:

The next section of the table pertains to food and voiding and contains rows that ask:

Appetite: Normal, Increased, Decreased, Not eating

Water intake: Normal, Increased, Decreased, None

Manure amount: Normal, Increased, Decreased, None

Manure appearance: Normal, Diarrhea, Soft, Hard/dry

Urine volume: Normal, Increased, Decreased, None

Urine appearance/colour: Normal, Abnormal, Don't Know

The next section of the table contains information on the normal values of vitals such as temperature, respiratory rate and heart rate and a place to record information:

Vitals assessment

Normal values: 37.0-38.5°C (98.6-101.3°F) Adult at rest and 37.5-38.9°C (99.5-102.0°F) Foals/NB

10 -14 breaths per minute adult at rest, 20-40 breaths per minute in foals or newborns

28-44 bpm Adult at rest, 80-100 bpm Foals/ NB

Date: Temperature amC), Temperature pmC), Respiratory rate, Breaths per minute, Heart rate Beats per minute

Gum colour (mucous membranes): White/Pale, Pale pink, Pink, Red, Purple/Blue

Capillary refill time (CRT): Almost immediate, 1-2 seconds, 2-3 seconds, Over 3 seconds

Pulse feels: Normal, Weak, Irregular, Cannot feel

Heart Sounds: Normal, Abnormal, Cannot tell

Respiration appears: Normal, Abnormal, Cannot tell

Head face & throat look & feel: Normal, Abnormal

Left eye, Right eye: Normal, Red, Cloudy, Watering, Squinting

Abdominal sounds

Left upper, Right upper, Left lower , Right lower: Absent/Silent, Less than normal, Normal rumbling, More than normal

Notes:

Limbs look & feel: LF – Normal, LF - Abnormal, RF – Normal, RF – Abnormal, LH – Normal, LH – Abnormal, RH – Normal, RH - Abnormal

Feet: LF – Normal,LF – Abnormal, RF – Normal, RF – Abnormal, LH – Normal, LH – Abnormal, RH – Normal RH - Abnormal

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