Horse Side Vet Guide - Equine Health Resource
By Thal Enterprises Inc.
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Do you have questions about your horse’s health? Search for answers in Horse Side Vet Guide. HSVG is a massive & constantly growing database of equine health information – conveniently available to you “horse side.”
HSVG was created by Doug Thal DVM DABVP, a lifelong horseman & veterinarian that has practiced exclusively equine veterinary medicine for over 20 years & is board certified in equine practice.
HSVG provides helpful information about equine health from the moment you notice a problem with your horse - My Observation. It contains practical advice, suggested skills, and questions to discuss with your vet.
HSVG is of value in an emergency and non-emergency, and it helps you distinguish between the two. HSVG also contains dozens of high quality instructional videos, and other media designed to enable you to become an active participant in ensuring your horse’s good health.
However, HSVG is not structured as a simple decision tree that takes you down a singular path based on your input. It is not a substitute for your local equine veterinarian. It does not, and cannot, anticipate and address all of the subtle variations and unique circumstances associated with your horse’s health. That is your veterinarian's job.
- Make better decisions about your horse’s health.
- Increase the quality of communication between you and your vet.
- Follow a logical thought process for addressing any equine heath care problem.
- Utilize a quality alternative to Dr. Google.
Ok – so what is Horse Side Vet Guide™ exactly?
HSVG is a custom-built relational database of equine health information that contains concise information about common problems to rare diseases. Records are contained in 1 of 9 categories:
- My Observations
- Vet Diagnostics
- Vet Diagnoses
- Vet Treatments
- My Skills
- My Supplies
- Terms & Topics
- Outside Resources
These records are extensively interlinked, providing a uniquely contextualized approach to any equine health issue.
We continuously add and update the records in HSVG. We have placed great emphasis on completing the MY OBSERVATIONS records first. You can find "full access" records with a keyword search, in the alphabetical browse lists, and hyperlinked inside other records. Incomplete (or "partial access") records are listed inside full access records, with no hyperlink. Many other records are hidden from view, and will be available later. After we complete a partial or hidden record we change it to "full access" and it becomes immediately available to you after the app has been synchronized to your mobile device.
Please see our website www.horsesidevetguide.com for more information about this application.
What's New in Version 2.0
Horse Owners & Equine Professionals - We have been listening to you!
- Improved functionality to make the app faster and freeze less often.
- Automatic download of new and improved content (Internet connection required). We constantly add new content to HSVG, making it more valuable over time.
- Updated for iOS8.
- Questions, comments, problems or concerns? Contact us at: email@example.com
- HSVG is a labor of love for the good of horses and we appreciate your feedback!
Great app and great vet that created it.
Practical and useful app even for vets such as myself. I have had this app for 6 months and recently had the privilege of meeting the creator, Dr. Thal. His commitment to horse health both in his daily work at his horse hospital and in constantly adding helpful info to the app is remarkable. I highly recommend Horse Side Vet Guide to anyone interested in the well-being of horses.
Thanks for the update!
I have always loved this app - great images and videos and simple to navigate. It was a bit sluggish, but now I can zip around and look at the info with ease. Thanks!
Has good info. Sometimes is a bit simplistic. Updating it is a pain in the neck. It takes FOREVER.