What is Thermography ?
Thermography is the use of an infrared imaging and measurement camera to “see” and “measure” thermal energy emitted from an object. Thermal, or infrared energy, is light that is not visible because its wavelength is too long to be detected by the human eye; it’s the part of the electromagnetic spectrum that we perceive as heat.
Why Equine Thermography ?
In a healthy horse, there is a high degree of thermal symmetry throughout the body, abnormal or asymmetrical changes are usually indicative of a problem which can be easily identified by use of a thermal camera, usually before lameness or visible problem is displayed by the animal.
Pictured First – Heat patterns indicate inflammation in neck one day after cutting
*Thermal imaging is not intended to be a diagnostic tool. Rather it is intended to pinpoint above and below normal thermal heat patterns. Further evaluation by a licensed veterinarian is recommended to provide follow up diagnostics of abnormal thermal patterns.
Pictured Second – Heat detected in left hind hock, ankle and coffin bone area. Treated same day with infrared light therapy.
Will continue to treat on a daily basis until healed.
Benefits of Equine Thermography ?