Developed by leading
veterinary experts

in partnership with industry organisations,to
advance equine welfare and proactive care

Developed by leading
veterinary experts

in partnership with industry organisations,to
advance equine welfare and proactive care

About Epona Biotec

Founded in 2016, Epona Biotec represents a convergence of veterinary-first principles and emerging technologies. The pioneering VetTrue™ System, comprised of lightweight, remote temperature monitors and a custom developed smartphone app was first conceived as a result of published medical research on Shipping Fever; identifying temperature changes being of particular importance when transporting horses, as well as in quarantine units for the early detection of subtle fevers before other clinical symptoms develop.

The system represents world-first, state-of-the-art technology that allows you to accurately monitor the temperature of your horse in real-time, from anywhere.

Forte Healthcare is delighted to be partnering with Epona Biotec to bring the VetTrue System (VetTrue Tail Tab and VetTrue App) to Europe. The pioneering technology of the VetTrue System complements Forte Healthcare’s expertise as a global distributor of innovative animal healthcare solutions.
With a dedicated sales team in the UK, Ireland, and Europe, Forte Healthcare will bring the VetTrue System to equine veterinary professionals, transport professionals, trainers, riders, and consignors across Europe. For more information contact the Forte Healthcare Team.

Meet The Team

Epona Biotec is a Hong Kong-based company specialising in equine welfare. Their flagship VetTrue System has been developed by leading equine veterinarians and technologists over a three-year period, in close consultation with international industry bodies, and tested in partnership with leading academic institutions and racing authorities.

The company is renowned for its advanced tech expertise and is endorsed by leading equestrian organisations to meet the strictest standards of equine healthcare as demanded by industry leaders and care providers.

Its proprietary, remote temperature-monitoring system is advancing the specialist veterinary and broader equine industries by delivering technology that helps in the detection and prevention of illnesses and diseases in horses.

Dr Michael Hurley

RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Equine Practice

Michael has over 25 years of international equine experience. Since graduating from New Zealand’s Massey University, he has worked with leading thoroughbred horse trainers and breeders around the world, and with many elite equine athletes. Michael is the co-founder and CEO of Epona Biotec and has been responsible for product design and development, global field testing,
and research.

Adrian Cecil Poon

BA(Hons), DipArch, MSc

Adrian’s career in multidisciplinary design began with 10 years as an Architect both in the UK and Hong Kong, dealing with complex engineering,  contractual and functional challenges.
As a co-founder of Epona Biotec he applies this broad, operational experience and leads all aspects of design and hardware
development, contractual and IP matters, sourcing and logistics.

Matt Craig

BSc, BEng

Matt has spent more than 10 years as technical lead, building automated trading systems in investment banks and proprietary trading firms across Asia, Europe, and Australia.
He brings more than two decades of professional software development experience and embedded hardware design knowledge to Epona Biotec.

Kirsty McCann

Dip VN
Equine Sales Manager
Forte Healthcare

Kirsty has many years’ of experience working in the equine industry, having first worked as a lead equine nurse at an equine referral hospital at the Curragh,
and more recently as a nutritional manager at an equine supplement business. She leads the team at Forte Healthcare to advise, educate and support the equine community in Ireland, the UK and Europe.


Epona Biotech has partnered with leading industry authorities, academics and welfare organisations globally

“The FEI is delighted to partner with Epona Biotec and is grateful for their support in providing their real-time monitoring system to monitor horses taking part in the FEI’s study into the effect of heat and humidity on competition horses.”
“With high-level competitions increasingly taking place in challenging climates, this study will play a crucial role in guiding organising committees on appropriate facilities and support, and to national federations in preparation of their horses for such competitions, particularly important for events such as the Olympic and Paralympic Games”