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Piavet Customer Testimonial | Tierartzpraxis Meier

Dr. Nadja Iveta Meier owns and operates Tierartzpraxis Meier in Tann, Switzerland and has been a Piavita customer since late 2017. We talked with Dr. Meier about her experience using the Piavet System and how it has impacted her ambulatory practice. Here’s what she had to say.  Interview with Dr. Nadja Iveta Meier How did you hear …

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Equine Disease Outbreaks | April report

The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment in Lexington, Kentucky is home to the Gluck Equine Research Center, which, according to its website, is the only scientific institute in the United States with nearly all faculty conducting full-time research in equine health and diseases. Its Department of Veterinary Science publishes Equine Disease Quarterly, a newsletter that features a breakdown of the past quarter’s …

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FDA Facilitates Veterinary Telemedicine Now, But What’s to Come?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on March 24th that it will be temporarily lifting some restrictions on veterinary telemedicine. According to the news release, the FDA intends to “temporarily not enforce certain requirements in order to allow veterinarians to better utilize telemedicine to address animal health needs during the pandemic.” As the release goes on to …

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Leveraging Remote Monitoring During Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has already wreaked havoc on the global economy. But while equine veterinary practices have certainly been affected, there may be a silver lining in the situation, especially for those utilizing telehealth and remote monitoring solutions. In an article by Mike Pownall, DVM MBA on Veterinary Business Matters, he emphasized that the way vets support their …

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Coronavirus Infection in Horses (ECoV)

It’s the talk of the town: Coronavirus. But instead of stocking up on toilet paper (okay, we may have done that, too), we found ourselves curious about the horse-afflicting virus of the same name. Equine coronavirus—or ECoV—brings on some similar symptoms in horses that COVID-19 does in humans, but it cannot be transmitted between the …

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Validation Studies | An Interview with Joschka Wohlgemuth

Joschka Wohlgemuth, head of data science and signal processing, and the entire R&D team at Piavita worked hard gathering, testing, and analyzing data to ultimately publish five validation studies around the Piavet System’s ECG, body temperature, and activity measurements, as well as a measurement protocol experiment for respiration rate. Doing validation studies is obviously important, …

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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 innovative technology to hard-working veterinary …

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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 with a surcingle-like belt and palm-sized …

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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 type of arrhythmia. While some arrhythmias are …

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Equine Disease Outbreaks | January Report

The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment in Lexington, Kentucky is home to the Gluck Equine Research Center, which, according to its website, is the only scientific institute in the United States with nearly all faculty conducting full-time research in equine health and diseases. Its Department of Veterinary Science publishes Equine Disease Quarterly, a newsletter that features a breakdown of the past quarter’s …

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Event Recap | 65th Annual AAEP Convention & Trade Show

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 AAEP CONVENTION? According to its …

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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 and hand rollercoasters out the window.  Sometimes—ok, …

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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 to changes in methodology, we …

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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, released in 2018, looked at two key measures …

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Piavita’s Journey in Equine Health Disruption

Piavita AG is an equine veterinary medtech startup that produces innovative remote monitoring equipment to aid veterinarians in their daily practice. Its goal is to reduce wasted time and replace old, manual processes with intelligent digital solutions. After 3.5 years in business and numerous accolades — including being ranked # 5 on Forbes’ list of most innovative DACH …

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Event Recap | 11th Annual NEAEP Symposium

Piavita recently attended the Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners’ 11th Annual Symposium in Saratoga Springs, NY. And now that the dust of an educational and inspiring whirlwind event has settled, we’ve caught up with our North American Country Manager, Amy Bullard, to get the scoop! WHAT IS THE NEAEP? But first, what is the NEAEP, you ask? Well, The …

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Piavita CEO captains Swiss startup delegation in China [Video]

Piavita is no stranger to International Entrepreneurship having made first contact with their current biggest investor, True Ventures, during a Venture Leaders delegation to San Francisco in 2017, that was sponsored by VentureLab. Series A funding to the tune of $5.5 million secured the Equine health tech startup from Switzerland a strong start in an …

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How can an equine ECG report help a veterinarian?

A performance horse’s ability to perform can be drastically affected due to any cardiac concerns. Atrial fibrillation is the most common cause for cardiac difficulty. Commonly, the heart rate is normal and the veterinarian can detect this alteration while auscultating the patient, due to the abnormal rhythm. This rhythm is characterized by showing as an irregular rhythm, …

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