Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care 26: 269-280.

McConachie, E.L., Giguère, S., Rapoport, G. and Barton, M.H., 2016.


To describe heart rate variability (HRV) in horses with acute gastrointestinal disease that undergo exploratory laparotomy. We hypothesized that horses with ischemic gastrointestinal disease will have reduced HRV compared to horses with nonischemic lesions. We further hypothesized that a reduction in HRV will be associated with nonsurvival.