Thermometers! Every horse owner and farm should have at least one – I have one tucked in my grooming bag! If you own a horse, we highly suggest you invest $5.00 in a thermometer. Taking a horse's temperature may seem like a minor thing, but something so simple can give A LOT of information to the veterinarian and can help them treat the animals properly. For example: Did you know that a horse with a mild colic can look exactly like a horse with a fever?? Both may respond to oral NSAIDS (ie. Banamine), but if you don’t take a temperature you won’t know what you treated! So, if something doesn’t seem right, take the temperature AND call the vet, and NEVER administer medications without talking to the vet first! p.s. The “normal” temperature range for a horse is between 98.5°F and 101°F
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