“There’s an app for that” has become a well-known phrase. Indeed, with today’s smartphones seemingly taking over the way people communicate and use the Internet, apps (applications/computer programs) are becoming popular and useful.
If you use an iPhone and own a horse, there’s a new app that might interest you. The Horse Side Vet Guide is an app designed by an equine veterinarian from New Mexico. It’s meant to help horse caretakers make smart decisions “horse-side.” In essence, it’s like having a vet in your pocket!
It can be costly to have a vet come visit your horse to do a check-up. While The Horse Side Vet Guide doesn’t replace an actual vet checking your horse, it does allow you to read and see key information to help you care for your horse.
According to horsesidevetguide.com, some of the functions the app helps you with include:
- Observation assistance. In any situation in which you notice and input information about a problem with a horse, the HSVG is designed to show you relevant observations, list what other observations to look for, and tells you how concerned you should be. The HSVG is also designed to alert the user to factors that determine how urgent the situation is and what to do until the veterinarian arrives.
- Skill Development. The HSVG is designed to provide users with short, concise descriptions, photos, diagrams, and videos to help develop horse health care skills; the user can access the information without an Internet connection.
- Communication improvement. The app is designed to facilitate communication between users and their local veterinarian by putting contact information at your fingertips to encourage a dialogue.
In addition to a sturdy horse fence, this app can provide you with a peace of mind when taking care of your beloved animal(s). To download the application for iPhone or for further information, please visit https://itunes.apple.com/app/id663353024 or www.horsesidevetguide.com.