World Equestrian Center Magazine August 2018

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Smart Halter :

From Tragedy to Transformation by Juliana Chapman

As a horse owner, what is one of your top health concerns? If you said, colic, you are not alone. Colic is the top medical cause of death in horses today, but fortunately, after one tragic case, advanced warning and early intervention is now a reality!


effrey Schab, Founder and CEO of Protequus®, decided that the tragic passing of one of his and his partner’s horses (“Snoop”) nearly five years ago would serve as a wake-up call. “Snoop died alone in his stall from a form of colic and if we had been able to detect it and get to him sooner, then he might be with us today,” said Schab. Leveraging his biomedical engineering roots from Tufts University


April 2018

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