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post #1 of 16 Old 04-02-2011, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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Can I use a human thermometre on my horse?

Or will it be too small? If so what kind is best?
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post #2 of 16 Old 04-02-2011, 06:27 PM
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a regular human thermometer is fine. We use them every day on our horses.

Get one of the digital ones with the clear reading on it. And...don't stick it in too far or you won't get an accurate reading!! Haha

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post #3 of 16 Old 04-02-2011, 07:00 PM
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I would try to attach a string to it if possible so you can make sure you don't loose it lol
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post #4 of 16 Old 04-02-2011, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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i would try to attach a string to it if possible so you can make sure you don't loose it lol
great advice lol, how far do you stick it in? My vet said if you don't have poop up your arm its not far enough... other people only put it in up to the digital reader thing.
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post #5 of 16 Old 04-02-2011, 09:12 PM
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Holy poop! That thermometer better vibrate cause if you have your whole arm up there, I doubt you'll hear it ring...LMAO
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post #6 of 16 Old 04-03-2011, 02:32 AM
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About an inch or two is fine. YOu want to be far enough that you get a mucosal reading and I wouldn't worry TOO much about losing it, it will come out soon enough if it gets sucked in. And amen to the digital- 20 seconds vs 2 minutes = life saver. You can find these for like $5 in the baby section of your local grocery or drug store!
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post #7 of 16 Old 04-03-2011, 08:28 AM
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Digital works just fine and going up so far that you have an arm in.....wow! I just don't think that's necessary lol.
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post #8 of 16 Old 04-03-2011, 10:47 AM
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yeah an inch or two is just fine... not an arm!!!!

You don't need a string if you do it properly!

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post #9 of 16 Old 04-03-2011, 10:57 AM
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you should use a string anyways, tie it from the thermometer to their tail. They have pretty strong butts and you don't want it to get sucked up there, especially if they dislike it and are dancing around !

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post #10 of 16 Old 04-03-2011, 11:46 AM
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In my experience, if you place the thermometer in the correct position, it should fall if you let go. It should NOT be far enough in to let go and have it not fall. So, there's no use for a string.

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