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Horse Side Vet Guide - Equine Health Resource

By Thal Enterprises Inc.

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HORSE SIDE VET GUIDE IS THE MOST HIGHLY RATED HORSE HEALTH APP AVAILABLE! - Do you have questions about your horse’s health? Search for answers in HSVG, a massive & constantly growing database of equine health info – 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
- Media
- 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 for more information about this application.

What's New in Version 3.0

Seriously retooled download/synch. Problems? Email us at Usually we can help!

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Customer Reviews

So far so good

So far I like this app and after being in the vet field for some 27 odd years it seems to be pretty informative. However I did notice one little thing that should be clarified. If you're told not to use a drug or do something to a horse I feel like you should explain why you shouldn't use that drug or use that technique. For example you say " Acepromazine should not be used in stallions". Why??? You should explain why simply because it really should be used with caution in geldings for the same reason. And that reason is paralysis of the penis and the inability to retract the penis. All stallion and gelding owners need to know this for the same reason. No one wants that to happen to a male horse. The implications are not so good. I would think liability on your part would warrant a simple explanation. Otherwise a good app. I've enjoyed perusing this app so far.


Have used this app over and over. Great information, illustrations, and videos. Suggested a change for search engine and it was made in less than 12 hours. Very responsive with great information. Horse people have needed this info with this ease of access for a long time.

What a wonderful app!

So often I am disappointed in the apps I purchase, but not this one. It is easy to navigate and contains more info on horse health than I will ever (hopefully) need. The info on horse colic alone is impressive and the images and videos are very helpful. I recommend this app to anyone that owns, leases or trains horses.

Horse Side Vet Guide - Equine Health Resource
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.0
  • Size: 25.8 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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