Horse Side Vet Guide

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About this app

HORSE SIDE VET GUIDE IS THE MOST HIGHLY RATED HORSE HEALTH APP AVAILABLE! Do you have questions about your horse’s health – colic, lameness, foaling, diseases or injuries? Search for answers in Horse Side Vet Guide. Created by Doug Thal DVM DABVP, a lifelong horseman and veterinarian that has practiced exclusively equine veterinary medicine for over 20 years & is board certified in equine practice.  HSVG gives you quick access to a massive & constantly growing database – conveniently available to you “horse side.”   

HSVG provides helpful information about equine health and first-aid 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.  

Horse Side Vet Guide 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. 
- Learn more about common ailments including colic, wounds, injuries, lameness and equine diseases.
- Learn what to do in an emergency and how to provide first-aid, when necessary.
- Increase the quality of communication between you and your equine vet.
- Follow a logical thought process for addressing any equine heath care problems.
- 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 such as colic, lameness and wounds to rare diseases.  Records are contained in 1 of 9 categories:

·      Your Observations
·      Vet Diagnostics
·      Vet Diagnoses
·      Vet Treatments
·      Your Skills
·      Your 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. 

Questions or functionality problems? Please let us know. We are dedicated to fixing and improving HSVG! Please contact us via our website on our “Contact Us” page or send us a private message on our Facebook page

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Updated on
Dec 13, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

89 reviews
A Google user
April 1, 2020
This is by far the best app for horse people. While it is a little confusing at first with the many choices, just start exploring the options. You will soon figure it out. The graphics are amazing and help me understand so much more about my horse's body parts. I wish there were a printed book with these images. I would love to just sit and study the images. There are also lots of videos to show you how to do different things. This is so valuable since sometimes pictures or written descriptions can't explain it effectively. Thanks for making such a cool app.
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Sandy Clinton
May 8, 2020
The app does not work fully. It is not updated for newer Android phones and there is no upgrade. I reinstalled it and it still will not show me any illustrations or videos, only blank screens. Also, the app wants access to your contacts and media which I do not understand. This app should not be asking for your contacts. I'm glad I didn't spend more on this or would have pursued a refund.
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Thal Enterprises Inc.
May 7, 2020
I believe we responded 5/4, here again: The simple fix (just like rebooting a computer) is to de-install then reinstall when you have a good strong internet connection - if you downloaded it when your connection was weak or spotty this can sometimes affect the graphics. Please try that. If it doesn’t work, we will need to troubleshoot more.
A Google user
March 30, 2020
Best app ever for quality information at your fingers when you need it. The pictures are excellent to show details of the horse's bone structure, etc.
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