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Bodystat Ltd. was founded in 1990 and has since become a Global Market Leader in Body Composition and Hydration Analysis using Bioelectrical-Impedance Analysis (BIA).

The company focuses on the research, development, manufacture and marketing of innovative bio-impedance products using proven techniques, which are safe, reliable and deliver reproducible results.

As an off-shoot from its successful human product development, Equistat (Isle of Man) Limited was created in 1998 to pursue its interests in the Equine market.

The application of these BIA measurements has an ever-increasing scope - from monitoring hydration status in competitive equine athletes, hydration changes during training and transportation and many more.

The Equistat devices were therefore developed, a world-first, a scientific breakthrough following 10 years of research.

While the Equistat technology evolved from its human counterpart, Bodystat®, its application to horses is the result of extensive research conducted with researchers at the University of Guelph, an internationally recognized centre of excellence in equine research. The predictive equations were developed using 20 research and race horses in which direct measurements of body mass, extra-cellular fluid volume, total body water and plasma volume were obtained. The results were then compared with those of racehorses in training at a local racing stable.

"The Equistat® has been scientifically proven to be a rapid, non-invasive method for estimating your horse’s hydration status and body mass. This reliable technology provides important, objective information that can be used to evaluate and improve the health and performance of horses." Dr. Michael I. Lindinger, Ph.D.

The research was published and the papers can be found on the Equistat web page under Research.


  • To remain an effective organization, competing in global markets, where our core competency and innovation in Bio-Impedance measurement and data analysis, is used to benefit our users.

  • To ensure that our products will consistently and conveniently provide reliable hydration analysis and body composition information in a simple, safe and scientific manner.


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