Animal health company Zoetis has launched a new horse healthcare and management app, which has the added bonus of helping owners and vets work together to monitor a horse’s health routine.
As well as keeping horse records, care and exercise schedules at hand, HorseDialog can be linked to a vet practice for British users, accessed with a unique Vet ID code. HorseDialog is available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. The app can still be used in other countries, without being linked to a veterinarian; choose “Continue without Vet” in the options.
Users can securely input all the essential data for every horse in their care, including passport number, microchip ID and insurance policy details. This important information is directly accessible to the horse’s vet via a secure web dashboard. Selected data within a horse’s Care Schedule can be sent by email to others involved with the care of the horse, such as a yard manager, horse sitter or partner.
HorseDialog’s care schedule allows the addition of key details about a horse’s personal routine, such as feeding, exercise, turnout and medication. Events can be scheduled for every few days, months or annually, such as regular medication, vaccinations, farriery, worming and weight measurement.
Past events can also be added for multiple horses – such as last date of a faecal worm egg count – to build a thorough history for every horse.
Specific contacts for each horse can be stored, such as the name and number of their farrier, rider or yard manager and push notifications can be set up to make sure appointments or daily tasks are not missed.
Horse owner Grace Godwin trialled the app with Endell Equine Hospital during the summer.
She said: “In my view HorseDialog is an accessible app for horse owners because it puts the information I need in one easy place. Initially I was apprehensive that it would be time consuming to input all the details but the design is so intuitive that it takes seconds to add updates.
“Being able to share information on feeding, medication, routine and exercise with my vet at Endell Equine Hospital was very reassuring. It was also a big time saver to be able to share all this information when going away on holiday, rather than having to sit down and write a long note about Freckles’ and Vesta’s management routine.”