Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

There is a newer version of this site available at

Personal tools

You are here: Home / Species Specific / Equine / Equine Upper Respiratory Infections / 2. Physical Exam

2. Physical Exam

Physical Exam Finding from Cowboy:

  • Heart Rate: 68 beats per minute, tachycardic
  • Temperature: 103.2 degrees Farenheight (35.5 degrees Celsius)
  • CRT: Capilary refill time is 4 seconds; gums are red/purple color
  • Ultrasound: Small intestinal motility is sluggish; increased wall thickness of 5-7 mm (normal is 2-3 mm); large colon motility is decreased and filled with fluid ingesta.
  • Rectal Exam: Palpable fluid-filled large intestine.
  • Other Observations: Mildly colicky; poor peripheral pulses;  green, watery, foul-smelling diarrhea.


horseIntestine.jpg horseheart1.jpg horseCRT.jpg horseRectal.jpg



Document Actions