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Dr. Loretta, Horse Veterinarian
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how can you tell if a horse is running a fever?

Customer Question

how can you tell if a horse is running a fever?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Horse Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 4 years ago.

Dr. Loretta :

Good Morning and welcome to Just answer. I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.

Dr. Loretta :

Take Buddy's temperature with a human rectal thermometer...normal is 101 and anything over 104 will require treatment. They can feel warmer to us because their normal temperature is higher than ours. Is Buddy acting ill?

Customer:

i dont know if it's my imagination . he just seems a little under the weather. he is eating good though. how long do i leave thermometer in?

Dr. Loretta :

Leave it in for 1 minute.....let me know what it says...

Customer:

ok. thanks

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Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 4 years ago.
Hi again. This is Dr. Loretta checking in on Buddy. Is he doing any better? Thanks!
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
thank you for checking back. buddy is doing fine! really appreciate dr. loretta's help!
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 4 years ago.
That is so great, Judy!! Thanks for the update!

I hope you and Buddy have a great day!!!