It can alert you to a colicky horse.
by Cynthia Foley
Credit: Equine Night Check Photo
The device can be placed on a neck collar or on a specialized halter and can alert owners to ill horses.
We recently learned about a product in its final stages of development that could greatly reduce our stress. Hamilton Biovet has developed the Equine Night Check. Billed as the "world's first remote signal from a horse in distress," it will detect warning signs of colic, a cast horse, a rise in temperature and/or heart rate, and most cases of acute laminitis, explained Meg Hamilton, a warmblood breeder.
Hamilton is CEO and president of Hamilton BioVet, the company developing the product. A sport-horse breeder, she was motivated by losing a favorite horse to colic, and by seeing horses afflicted by laminitis or being injured due to becoming cast in a stall. So she put her background in the development of electronic and image-analysis products to work. The product is now being in its final stages,...