Āsīb/shināsī-i Darmāngāhī-i Dāmpizishkī (Jan 2021)

Determination of arterial blood pressure in Iranian Arab horses

  • Ali Reza Ghadrdan Mashhadi,
  • Bahare Soleimani,
  • Seyed Reza Fatemi Tabatbaei,
  • Mahdi Pourmahdiborujeni

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 14, no. 4 (56) زمستان
pp. 389 – 399


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Although a significant change in the blood pressure may be observed in certain diseases such as equine colic the measuring of blood pressure is not common in clinical examination of animals.This study aimed to determine the normal value of the systolic and diastolic blood pressures of Iranian Arab Horses.The present study was done in fifty apparently health Iranian Arab horses which were older than 6 months in Ahvaz. After restraining of horses and history taking, recording of vital signs measuring of the height of withers and the circumference of the tail, and recording the blood pressure were conducted by child sphygmomanometer.For the recording of the blood pressure the cuff was placed around the base of horsetail. The measuring of blood pressure was repeated with at least two minutes interval and the average of these values were recorded as the systolic and diastolic pressure.The collected data were analyzed by SPSS16 software. One way analysis of variance the independent sample t-test, and the Pearson correlation index were used to analyze the data. The results showed that the Mean±SEM of the systolic and diastolic blood pressures were 123±1.8‌and 69.6±1.7 mmHg respectively.also the relationship between withers height and the diastolic blood pressure was direct and significant.‌The results of the present study showed that the blood pressure measurement through auscultatory method in the field can be conducted easily. Moreover it was found that the obtained recorded measurements through this method can be compared with values presented by other methods which required more facilities and tools