Monday, November 14, 2011


Here is a video of the new VETSENS-MP1 monitor in action, This monitor has ECG, SpO2, NIBP, Respiration and two channels of temperature. Typical monitors like this cost around 3, 4 or 5 thousand dollars. The advantages of the VETSENS-MP1 monitor are:

  • The size. This monitor is around half the size of a normal monitor and has been specially designed for use in veterinary surgeries.
  • The durable case with a carry handle. The VETSENS-MP1 has an inbuilt lithium-ion battery, so can be used on site at farms, wild-life sanctuaries or anywhere.
  • The features. This monitor is full programmable, and has supports four parameters, There is an optional sidestream Co2 module available.
  • The display. Most of the front panel is display, and the display is a very bright colour screen. At Vetsens, we only source the best vet equipment, and believe us, this is the best.
  • Support. Vetsens is the number one veterinary company in terms of service and support. We will always honour warranty and will work with customers to solve problems.
  • Extra peripherals. The VETSENS-MP1 also has a rear USB port and an ethernet jack for network connectivity.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Multi Parameter Monitor

The new Multi Parameter Monitor has turned up and it looks great. It has ECG, NIBP, SpO2 and two temperature sensors. There is also a CO2 option which isn't included this time due to the extra cost. The screen is very large while the device is quite small. Many companies sell Medical Multi Parameter monitors to vet clinics, but these monitors are not really suited to a vet environment. This monitor has been specially designed for veterinary use - note the top left heading shows CAT. The patient can be set to CAT, DOG or HORSE. This monitor also has a ethernet and USB port so it can be connected up to the network, and viewed through a web browser. Anyway, we have asked five vets to test out the monitor and all of them said yes. Email us for more info.

Friday, June 24, 2011

VETSENS-P04 veterinary pulse oximeter with excellent pickup

Some more VETSENS-P04 pulse oximeters have arrived, and we noticed these pulse oximeters have excellent pickup. The VETSENS-P04 comes with two probes - one probe with a long clip for larger animals and another probe with a short clip for smaller animals. The smaller clip (with sleeves removed) can pick up a pulse rate easily on an ear lobe so it should work well on small animals.

Some other features are:
- Trend logging
- auto power off
- optional remote program with USB cable
- metal stand
- rubber side grips
- durable tactile buttons
- an overall professional finish
- two ranges of pulse rate 25-200 & 120-410bpm.
- PI (perfusion index) which indicates the strength of a pulse signal

The VETSENS-P04 is around twice the price of a VETSENS-P02 but with the all extra features, it is excellent value.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Easybeat Temperature Meter Explained

The Easybeat veterinary monitor performs seven functions. One of these functions is a temperature meter which is displayed regularly in the middle display. The temperature sensor used is a standard YSI400 medical temperature sensor used in most multi-parameter monitors. The temperature is displayed accurate to 0.1 degree C from 32.0C to 42.0C. To calibrate the temperature, a temperature calibrator or calibration plugs are needed. Press and hold the far left SET switch on power up. Note that the 5.7 displayed on startup is the current firmware version, and v5.7 is the latest version.

The display will show 32C= 609 (or a similar number). Select the 32C plug or set the temperature calibrator to 32C, and press the SET button to save the 32C calibration. The display will then show 42C= 114 (or a similar number). Press the SET Button again to save the 42C calibration.

The temperature calibration plugs and temperature calibrator are available now from Vetsens - see the lower part of the Spare Parts page.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Combined NIBP/SpO2 monitor

Here is a new monitor which combines the SpO2 and NIBP functions in one unit. The cuffs are neonatal and infant which are the smallest sizes available and should be suitable for most cats and dogs. The SpO2 pulse oximeter probe plugs into the mini USB port and displays a waveform along with the oxygen saturation and pulse rate. The unit runs from 4 AA batteries and also has a plug to power it from a 6V DC plugpack which has not yet been tested.

Thursday, April 28, 2011


Vetsens has some refurbished used medical equipment up for sale over the next few weeks. The equipment is mainly Propaq monitors and Ohmeda pulse oximeters. Vetsens Ebay listings can be viewed here here or click the Ebay link above to see the active items.

Gumtree listing:
Ohmeda Pulse Oximeter

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Is there a trick to making pulse oxes work on animals?

Pulse oximeters are originally designed to be used for people, and veterinary pulse oximeters are really only hospital devices which have been modified to work on animals. The problems with measuring pulse and oxygen saturation on animals is that the measuring sites such as ears and tongues are much smaller and covered with fur. Below are some basic requirements to help get a good pulse reading.

Basic Requirements for Successful Use of Pulse Oximetry on Animals

  • The monitoring site must have a good peripheral pulse.
  • The sensor should be securely attached, but should not inhibit perfusion.
  • The monitoring site should be protected from excessive motion. 
  • Fur should be removed when necessary and highly pigmented areas avoided
  • The sensor should be protected from extraneous light. Operation in direct sunlight is to be be avoided, or else the measuring site should be covered to prevent interference.