Strategic use of the VetTrue System – Livery Yards
By Dr. Michael Hurley | Posted on October 22, 2020
As a livery yard owner, you know the risk – any new horse has the potential to bring a highly contagious infectious disease into your yard, resulting in: your yard in lockdown, sick horses, vet bills, upset clients and a potential PR disaster.
Although best practice is to quarantine new horses for at least 10 days, this is often not the most practical approach. So, what can you do?
Well, taking your horse’s temperature twice a day is a good start. Chances are that your new horse may look completely fine but is actually brewing a virus and will develop a fever at some point in the next week. If you can identify this early on, you can take action right away and implement measures to stop the infection from spreading throughout your yard.
However, recording rectal temperatures twice a day in a busy yard is time consuming and only tells part of the story, as diseases such as Equine Herpes Virus (EHV) cause ‘bi-phasic’ fevers, meaning that measurements taken only in the morning and evening may actually miss fevers occurring at other times of the day.
The solution to these problems is now available. The VetTrue System™ from Epona Biotec is state-of-the-art technology that allows you to accurately monitor the temperature of your horses around the clock. The VetTrue System’s™ easy to use TailTab sensors can be attached to all new horses as they arrive and accurate temperature data will then be sent directly to your mobile device via Bluetooth, giving you and your clients confidence that the horse is in good health.
Make the VetTrue System™ part of your yard’s standard operating procedure so you can rest assured knowing that our biosecurity technology has you and your horse covered 24/7.
To learn more about the VetTrue System™ or to order TailTabs, visit our on page.