Normal Horse Vitals


Temperature:  99-101°F (37.2-38.3°C)

Pulse: 28-44 beats per minute

Respiration: 10-24 breaths per minute


Temperature: 99.5-102.1°F (37.5-38.9°C)

Pulse: 80-100 beats per minute

Respiration: 20-40 breaths per minute


Mucous membranes: Moist, healthy pink color

Capillary refill time ( Time it takes for the gums to return to pink after being pressed with a finger ):* Two seconds or less

Gut Sounds: Gurgling, gaslike growls, “tinkling” sounds (fluid), and occasionally “roars”



Rush - Moving Pictures

Rush has been a very large inspiration when it comes to art and design for me and I decided to create a set of posters in tribute to my favorite album, Moving Pictures.

EDIT: Due to demand, prints are avaiable here:

I saw people in power – the medical and allied health professionals – all too often talking about people with disabilities as manipulative, as needing instruction and needing direction and needing to be ‘pushed’. That was a big word. They needed to be ‘pushed’ to do what was right for them. And of course what was right for them was being decided by people who were outside the immediate disability experience.
—  Carol Gill, Vital Signs: Crip Culture Talks Back

Hi, there. I couldn’t help but notice you were sitting alone. Well, my husband’s at work. It happens a lot. Hmm. He must be good at his job.

ICU Nurse wins Powerball, Uses Patient's Vital Signs as Lucky Numbers

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ICU Nurse wins Powerball, Uses Patient’s Vital Signs as Lucky Numbers

Newark, NJ - Local ICU nurse Debbie Watson called in rich this morning after winning the historic Powerball. When nobody claimed a the Powerball winnings of over $900 million, Debbie knew how to beat the system: “I thought to myself, Who is the Luckiest person I know? Dan Weathers in room …


Intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants, known as Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC), are the most effective types of birth control for teens. LARC is safe to use, does not require taking a pill each day or doing something each time before having sex, and can prevent pregnancy for 3 to 10 years, depending on the method. Less than 1% of LARC users would become pregnant during the first year of use.

(From CDC)