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Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Dr. Heinrich Anhold, PhD
Ireland, biochemist Dr. Heinrich Anhold,
PhD (right) is the CEO of award-winning StableLab.
A former junior international showjumper, Dr. Anhold announces new innovation
for the equine world community.
World’s First Handheld Blood Test for Horses
Leading international vets endorse
StableLab at Dublin Horse Show
company StableLab has developed the world’s first handheld blood test for
horses, that according to leading US vets, Dr. Nathan Slovis, Dr. Bonnie Barr,
Dr. Fairfield Bain and Dr. Keith Latson, marks a breakthrough in equine blood
testing. StableLab will be officially launched at the Dublin Horse Show today.
which has been developed by Dr. Heinrich Anhold, a former Junior International
Showjumper with Ireland, can produce a result within minutes showing if a horse
has an infection or not. It is an innovation in equine healthcare combining
biomarker and digital technologies.
at the launch of StableLab Dr. Nathan Slovis, from the Hagyard Equine Medical
Institute in Kentucky, said: “We have
been using StableLab for the past number of months in our clinical practice. We
find that it is an earlier and more sensitive indicator of equine inflammatory
and infectious diseases than other lab methods. StableLab is a
breakthrough in stall side equine diagnostics, and presents a
new way of blood testing. I would recommend that any equine
practitioner consider StableLab in their practice.”
works by testing for a protein Serum Amyloid A (SAA), which only presents in a
horse’s blood when an infection is present. A blood test cartridge used at the
horse’s side gives a simple-to-read colour result, indicating clearly the
presence of SAA in the event of infection. SAA has proven to be more reliable
as a biomarker for infections than standard white blood cells. To date SAA
tests have only ever been carried out in a laboratory but the StableLab
technology has been designed and developed specifically to display a result at
the horse’s side within minutes.
founder and CEO Dr. Heinrich Anhold said: “We
believe this is the future of equine healthcare, the beauty of this product is
in its simplicity. You don’t need to send your blood sample to a lab and you
don’t need a PhD to interpret the results. As someone who has competed at the
RDS on Show Day, I know what you need from your horse and the value of being
able to confirm on the spot that your horse is good to compete. We’ve worked
really hard over the last few years to design a product that brings together
the science and the technology, in a way that works for the industry. To
receive support now from Dr. Slovis, Dr. Barr, Dr. Bain and Dr. Latson is
fantastic and such an endorsement for a company at our stage in development.”
will later this year launch a handheld reader to allow users to quantify
results and an iPhone app to allow users to store information and build trends
over time. The next cartridge, which should be ready for release by the end of
the year, will be a test for tying up, or rhabdomyolysis.