Here at Protequus, we are passionate about horses and work day and night to tackle some of the most significant ailments afflicting horses of all disciplines. Borne from respect for these majestic animals and frustration with the status quo, we are dedicated to the ideation, creation, and commercialization of value-add solutions for the protection of horses.
Our first solution, NIGHTWATCH™, not only has the potential to save the lives of many horses, but also transform how we think about health & wellness monitoring in companion animals and livestock.
Equine Distress & NIGHTWATCH™
Nearly 40% of the estimated 9.2 million horses in the United States are used for performance (ie, racing and showing), which means more than 3.5 million horses are at increased risk for developing colic, getting cast, or experiencing other forms of distress. Unfortunately, signs of distress can be elusive and transient, and often occur overnight or at remote locations when/where caretakers are not present, resulting in delayed intervention. Delayed intervention is a negative prognostic factor that has dire impact on survival and quality of life outcomes.
To address this problem Protequus has developed NIGHTWATCH™, a revolutionary smart halter/collar that remotely monitors horses and sends a notification to caretakers on their mobile device for early intervention when distress is detected. NIGHTWATCH™ removes the guesswork from horse management by acquiring, analyzing, and presenting empirical evidence of equine distress & wellness.
Protequus is committed to making NIGHTWATCH™ available for pre-order in the United States starting in early 2016, and is aggressively working in collaboration with several strategic partners to deliver unprecedented results and value. Each partner is a recognized leader within their respective fields of equine medicine, electrical engineering & artificial intelligence, and leather craftsmanship.
Our partners include Hagyard Equine Medical Institute (Lexington, KY), Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY), and Freedman’s (Toronto, Ontario, Canada).