• Question: Is there anyother device used on a horse to check if they are healthy?

    Asked by Katharine to Sophie, Pauline, Henry on 12 Nov 2018.
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      Henry Watts answered on 12 Nov 2018:

      Seems like a strange question to ask engineers rather than vets but as it happens I spent a lot of time on horses when I was younger! I’m not sure what the first device you thought of was but in general horses are very similar to any other pet (or person) in terms of health checks so vets will use stethascopes, ECGs, opthalmoscopes etc to check on their health unless there is an obvious problem / symptom.