NZB – Winning Land
By Adrian Poon | Posted on September 3, 2021
An expert in his field, former Hong Kong Jockey Club veterinarian Michael Hurley discusses the natural advantages young kiwi-bred horses have when it comes to growing out in New Zealand’s unique environment – unlike any other place in the world.
Horse Health Monitoring goes High-Tech with the VetTrue™ System
Posted on July 3, 2021
In 2018 Equine Air Transport History was made. In a proof of concept demonstration by Epona Biotec, a large shipment of 29 horses had their body temperatures closely monitored in real-time during a long-haul flight from Hong Kong to New Zealand (via Singapore and Australia). This is the future of equine health & welfare monitoring during transportation. With thanks to Singapore Airlines, the Hong Kong Jockey Club and IRT.Learn more at www.eponabiotec.com#equine #horse #equestrian #eponabiotec #vettrue #hkjc #irt #singaporeairlines #horsewelfare #horsehealth #horsetransport #shippingfever #iata #itsallaboutthehorsehttps://youtu.be/N8vF6NDWW8g
The Innovators: Epona Biotec
Posted on July 29, 2021
The Innovators: Epona Biotec's VetTrue System We are delighted to be featured in Thoroughbred Daily News (TDN) Australia / NZ in their series on businesses in the equine world using innovative technology.Editor-in-Chief Bren O'Brien discusses our VetTrue System with our founder Dr Michael Hurley what how it sets out to improve equine health.
Innovation in Action: Bloodstock Insurance Embraces the VetTrue™ System
Posted on August 4, 2021
In the Bloodstock Insurance Industry, Transit Insurance is an important component of an insurance policy. The reason for this is that horses travelling internationally by land, sea or air are exposed to a unique set of risks. The most common of these risks is a respiratory infection known as Shipping Fever. Horses developing this condition can become seriously ill if the infection is not recognised and treated in the early stages. The VetTrue™ System from Epona Biotec is a temperature sensor designed just for this. It is the single most effective way of identifying Shipping Fever cases. The benefits of the VetTrue™ System have been recognised in the Bloodstock Insurance Industry. New Zealand based, C N Taylor Consulting, is the first insurance company in the world to embrace this technology. With international clients frequently shipping valuable Thoroughbreds around the globe, company director Cherry Taylor is all too aware of the risk Shipping Fever poses. “It’s not uncommon for us to be informed about a client’s horse that’s ill following a flight,” Taylor says. Her company now offers a discount on transit insurance premiums when a horse is fitted with a temperature monitor during transportation. “It’s the perfect complement to insurance cover,” she says. “An innovative way in which we can further protect our client’s horses.” The VetTrue™ System is set to become an industry standard. It is a cost-effective solution to a common problem, and importantly, is a welcome advance in improving equine welfare during the transportation process. Contacts:www.eponabiotec.comwww.cntaylorconsulting.nz#eponabiotec #vettrue #equestrian #horse #equine #shippingfever #equinewelfare #horsehealth #insurance #horseinsurance #equineinsurance #transitinsurance #cntaylorconsulting #itsallaboutthehorse
Pre Purchase Exams
Posted on September 3, 2021
Equine Pre-Purchase Examinations: Taking Temperature Monitoring to the Next Level!!For Veterinary Surgeons, taking the rectal temperature of a horse is a standard part of any equine pre-purchase examination. The detection of a fever is an immediate red flag that a potential health issue may exists. Imagine if there were a way for a Veterinarian to document that the temperature of a horse was 100% normal over a 24 hour period? Check out this video. The VetTrue™ System from Epona Biotec. A cost-effective and simple solution for pre-purchase examinations. https://youtu.be/Q-3FyUnrxGs