KBR Horse Health Information
Care AND Prevention
Donkey (& Burro) Vital Signs
If you are a donkey or burro owner, you may find that it is difficult to
find anyone, including veterinarians, who actually know the proper
pulse, respiration and temperature for donkeys.
The Donkey Sanctuary of England has published some values which
seem to be accepted. We are reproducing these figures for our donkey and
burro owning friends.
(beats per minute)
Adult: median 98.8F,
Young: median 99.6F,
Adult: median 44,
Young: median 60,
Adult: median 20,|
Young: median 28,
The "median" value is basically the midpoint of what would be considered the normal range.
A young donkey is generally considered to be an animal which is under 2 years old.
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