Friday, June 27, 2008

What is the normal breathing rate?

The normal respiratory rate for a resting, healthy, adult horse is around 12 - 15 breaths per minute.

However, it's not unusual for a horse to breathe as little as 10 breaths per minute or as often as 30 breaths per minute. Anything outside of those two numbers is a sign that something could be wrong. Consult a vet.

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