With horses being accident prone and horse riders/handlers not always having computer or medical help readily available when an emergency occurs, new IPhone applications may be just what the veterinarian ordered.
Several new apps address common health and medical emergencies that affect horse health. Practical information and medication dosages from these apps can be very useful in caring for horses.
- Developed by a veterinarian, this app covers dosages for 358 different horse drugs and can be accessed with a keyword search.
- An acupoint app provides images, point classifications and common acupoints for specific horse-related conditions.
- A flashcard app teaches users about equine ailments and how they can be treated.
- A prohibited drug app allows the user to access the FEI database for prohibited drugs in various countries. Although not exhaustive, it does contain many popular trade names with which competitive horse owners should be familiar.
About the author
As an animal lover since childhood, Flossie was delighted when Mark, the CEO and developer of EquiMed asked her to join his team of contributors.
She enrolled in My Horse University at Michigan State and completed a number of courses in everything related to horse health, nutrition, diseases and conditions, medications, hoof and dental care, barn safety, and first aid.
Staying up-to-date on the latest developments in horse care and equine health is now a habit, and she enjoys sharing a wealth of information with horse owners everywhere..