Skin Pliability Test

Horses July 17, 2008 Print Friendly and PDF

The skin pliability test is a skin pinch test to determine if a horse is dehydrated. Usually the skin is pinched at the neck. If the skin stays raised and does not fall back into its normal position within two seconds, the horse is dehydrated.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.