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Horse Crosswords 1
Topic: Vital Signs


IMPORTANT: use all lowercase letters!
The clues are listed at the bottom of the page.

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ACROSS

1-I. The average pulse rate of a(n) ____ horse is 30-40 beats per minute.
4-D. A healthy horse's temperature can vary as much as ____ degrees depending on conditions.
4-J. The average pulse rate of a(n) ____ is 45-60 beats per minute.
6-F. The most common signs of ____ are rubbing, rolling or pawing.
8-L. Younger horses have ____ temperatures than mature horses.
9-G. A healthy horse drinks at least ____ gallons of water per day.
11-B. ____ sounds can be heard by placing your ear right behind the horse's last rib.
12-F. The ____ rate should never exceed the pulse rate.
13-B. A horse's gums are normally slightly ____ pale than a human's.
16-I. The average pulse rate of a(n) ____ is 60-120 beats per minute.
18-L. A horse's respiratory rate can be taken by watching the ____ move.
19-G. A horse's pulse must be taken from a(n) ____.


DOWN

B-11. The color of the ____ reflects the condition of the capillaries.
D-4. A horse's ____ is taken rectally.
G-11. Bright ____ gums are associated with liver problems.
H-3. Excessive gut sounds are ____ indicative of a problem than the absence of sounds.
1-J. To determine if a horse is ____, perform the pinch test.
L-11. Normal ____ refill time is 1-2 seconds.
M-6. If the CRT takes longer than 2 seconds, the horse may have ____.
N-11. A healthy, normal horse has ____ gums.
P-4. If any concern arises, ____ hesitate to call your veterinarian!
P-11. Very pale or white gums indicate ____ or blood loss.
R-14. The ____ can be felt under the left jawbone.




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