Jessica Ehlert

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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Interview with Dr. Med. Vet. Boulet: Managing Atrial Fibrillation with the Piavet System

Text by Hana Autin, Representative of Piavita France It’s our pleasure to have Dr. Cédric Boulet, from the Clinic Vet’Arenes agreed to interview with us after using the Piavet System on a regular basis for over 6 months. P: Piavita teamB: Dr. Cédric BouletP: You’ve been using the Piavet System for 6 months now. How has our …

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Post-Surgical Monitoring with the Piavet System!

The recovery process with equine patients can often prove just as critical as the surgical procedure. Piavita strives to keep the veterinary care team safer & provide efficient, reliable monitoring of the equine vitals – ECG, heart rate, body core temperature, respiratory rate, patient activity & much more! With the innovative introduction of the Piavet …

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Equine Dental Procedures

Image by The Royal Veterinary College Dental procedures (non-surgical and surgical) in horses will, often times, require the use of sedation to guarantee safety for both the patient and the veterinary care team. Veterinarians often choose a preferred combination of sedation when performing dental procedures. Two important goals during equine dental procedures are to provide the …

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Continuous Remote Health Monitoring of Horses is already a reality: The Barkhof Case

The Head of the Equine Clinic Barkhof, Dr. med. vet. Heinz Jaugstetter, purchased the Piavet System with a vision to continuously and remotely monitor the vital parameters of his patients. This begins with a check-up at the time of admission, one hour before the operation, when the horse is laying down, during the operation, in the recovery phase and finally post-operative when the patient is then being …

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User Story: Oakham Veterinary Hospital – Enhancing critical care

Text by Björn Anders, Manager of Piavita Germany Piavita starts a collaboration with Oakham Veterinary Hospital – Enhancing critical care. Dr. Adam Redpath of the University of Nottingham and Oakham Veterinary Hospital has developed an exciting collaboration with Piavita AG to enhance the post-operative monitoring of horses in the hospital’s newly equipped Critical Care Unit. The Piavet system provides …

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Digital solutions in the veterinary field, and the impact of innovative products

Impressions by Hana Autin, representative of Piavita France. Piavita attended the E-Vet Salon in Paris on the 24th of January 2019 and it was great! The first edition of the 2.0 Vet congress was a great success and an eye-opener for everybody. Let us tell you about it!: The attendees on site were mostly vets. Vets that …

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