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Resting Heart Rates

By Susan E. Fielder, DVM, MS, DACVP (Clinical Pathology), Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pathobiology, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences (CVHS), Oklahoma State University

Resting Heart Rates

Species

bpm (range)

Cat

120–140

Chick

350–450

Chicken (adult)

250–300

Dairy cow

48–84

Dog

70–120

Elephant

25–35

Goat

70–80

Guinea Pig

200–300

Hamster

300–600

Horse

28–40

Mouse

450–750

Ox

36–60

Pig

70–120

Rabbit

180–350

Rat

250–400

Rhesus monkey (anesthetized)

160–330

Sheep

70–80

Adapted from Detweiler DK and Erickson HH, Regulation of the Heart, in Dukes' Physiology of Domestic Animals, 12th ed., Reece WO, Ed. Copyright 2004 by Cornell University.

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