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Vet-Aire Inc. CTL

Veterinary Device Manufacturing

  • Products:
  • Throat support devices for horses
  • Laryngeal forceps

Vet-Aire Inc. is dedicated to providing its customers with high-quality products that solve breathing problems in racehorses and other equine athletes. Vet-Aire supplies a line of devices designed to provide solutions for horses that suffer from upper respiratory breathing problems during strenuous activity. The company has developed two models of the throat support device (TSD). Unlike treatments involving surgery, the TSD provides a noninvasive and convenient means of detecting if the horse suffers from certain upper airway problems and preventing occurrence of the problem. It is a humane alternative to the use of tongue-ties in horses.

Cornell Connection

Two faculty members of large animal surgery at the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine founded the company. The technology behind the lead product reflects years of study and research on upper respiratory problems (wind soundness) in horses at the Cornell University Equine Performance Testing Clinic in the College of Veterinary Medicine.