February 21, 2020
Veterinarian recording vital signs on a horse with Piavet System

Piavet System Use Cases: An Overview

The Piavet System was created for equine veterinarians to alleviate some of the repetitive and manual tasks involved in daily practice. Piavet’s many use cases are enabled by continuous, remote monitoring and the use of our unique software-as-a-service platform. About the Piavet System At Piavita, our goal is to bring […]
February 12, 2020
Vital signs measuring by Piavet System

Get to Know the Piavet System

What is the Piavet System? The Piavet System is Piavita’s AI- and machine learning-assisted measurement system that aids vets in diagnostic decision-making by providing long-term recordings of equine vital signs and related health parameters. So what does that really mean, you ask? It means that by simply fitting a horse […]
February 3, 2020

Equine Cardiac Arrhythmias & Remote ECG Monitoring

Horses—sport horse breeds in particular—have large hearts built for demanding physical exertion and stamina. However, cardiac arrhythmias are still extremely common. And although horses will typically present for a cardiovascular workup on the basis of “poor performance,” the cause and treatment can vary widely depending on the underlying etiology and […]
January 28, 2020

Caring for Your Horse in Winter

We can’t avoid it anymore: winter is here. Although many parts of the US and Europe enjoyed a rather mild start to the season, the harsh weather has finally arrived. And every horse owner, trainer and vet knows that horse care in winter takes special attention to detail. Wintertime brings […]
January 2, 2020

65th Annual AAEP Convention & Trade Show: 2019 Event Recap

Piavita recently “ascended to new heights” at the similarly titled American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) 65th Annual Convention & Trade Show. This year’s event was busy and fruitful for our founders and North American team—and we’ve finally caught up with them to hear all about it! What is the […]
December 10, 2019

Traveling with Horses: A Vet-approved Checklist

Traveling with horses sounds like a lot of fun, right? Speaking from experience, I can honestly say it is fun. Nothing compares to shows, camping trips and beach adventures with your horse. And I think most equestrians would agree. But getting there is not all tails blowing in the breeze […]
November 26, 2019
Remote Monitoring in Equine Veterinary Practice

Telehealth in Equine Medicine – An Overview

Telehealth has taken hold in many small-animal private practices, but what about the equine field? As Piavita offers a remote monitoring solution for equine vets, we’re no stranger to the promise of telehealth in equine medicine. But as the equine industry is historically slow in adopting new technologies and adapting […]
November 12, 2019
Mental health and well-being in equine veterinary practice

Mental Health and Well-being in Equine Veterinary Practice

Mental health and well-being in equine veterinary practice is low. Although reports over the last five years have shown some conflicting numbers around topics like suicide, the fact remains that veterinarians do suffer greater mental health challenges than the general population. Concerning Statistics The Merck Animal Health Veterinary Wellbeing Study, […]
November 1, 2019
Excessive sweating can be a sign of colic in horses

Horse Owners Hate the C-Word—After All, Colic Is The #1 Threat

If you own a horse, you understand the all-consuming nature of that responsibility. It’s a big emotional and financial investment, but you’re willing to put your whole heart (and bank account) into it anyway. After all, horses aren’t just pets—they’re partners. So, if you were asked what keeps you up at night worrying, the C-word may come to mind. Now, there are a few unmentionable C-words out there, but for horse people, the worst C-word is colic.