Friday, September 21, 2012

Cool Technology of the Week

Now that we have 50 animals at Unity Farm, we're responsible for their medical care.   Veterinary medications and equipment are very similar to those I use in human health care.

How do you tell if your llama is pregnant? Search for two heart rhythms.

How do you tell if your guinea fowl has ingested foxglove (digitalis) leaves? Look for bradycardia .

How can you get an EKG device that works in the barnyard?

There's an app for that!

The AliveCor Veterinary Heart Monitor  iPhone case and application provides a comprehensive EKG device that can be used on any animal.   It's not FDA approved for humans, but certainly could work on them.

An EKG in your iPhone - that's cool!

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