Keeping your finger on the pulse

Published: Monday, 11 July 2011 | Written by: Sylvia
With digital pulses no news is good news - a healthy hoof will have no pulse or a barely discernible tic, a stronger pulse generally indicates inflammation. Every horse is an individual, so get to know your horses typical pulse. Some find it easier to locate the point on the fetlock as demonstrated here, others on the pastern. Whenever you can try locating the pulses of different horses, so you develop an idea of what feels weak and what feels strong. Typically...

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