Improving Biosecurity at Equestrian Events: The VetTrue™ System
By Dr. Michael Hurley | Posted on June 21, 2021
Biosecurity at Equestrian events is of critical importance. Large numbers of horses arriving from far and wide to one location creates the potential for the rapid spread of any introduced infectious disease. Accurately monitoring the temperatures of horses before they arrive is therefore crucial. This is because the one clinical sign all equine infectious diseases have in common is a fever. Real-time, 24 hour temperature monitoring, before entry to an equestrian event is far more accurate at detecting fevers than twice daily rectal temperature readings. Take a look at this video demonstrating use of the VetTrue™ System before entry to an equestrian show jumping competition. Simple to use and extremely cost-effective.