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hello sir, how can i confirm that my horse is suffering from fever without using a thermometer?

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HI --- IF THEY HAVE A TEMP,  THEY DO NOT EAT AND THEY ARE VERY SLUGGISH ACTING.  YOU CAN ALSO LOOK AT THEIR EYES. THEY WILL NOT HAVE THAT BRIGHT ALERT LOOK TO THEM. THEY WILL ALSO BE VERY WARM ALL OVER THEIR BODY..  BUT A VET CHECK WOULD BE ADVISED IF YOU ARE NOT SURE IF THEY HAVE A TEMP OR NOT.  THANKS ED HESS

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Ed Hess

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Have trained thoroughbreds for 30 odd years. Have been a licensed trainer for that long of time. I continue to train my race horses and thoroughly enjoy every day.

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Experience: Licensed trainer for over 30 yrs. Have had lots of winners in all different types of races - from bottom claimers to top quality stakes winners. My best money winner was Aristocratic Cross (multiple stakes winner). My best claiming horse was Navajo Family, winner of 12 races in one year. I still enjoy racing a modest stable of horses each year.

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