Thermal Imaging

Infrared thermal imaging is increasingly being recognised as an important tool to aid diagnosis and early identification of injury

 

Thermal Image showing excessive heat in off-fore

Thermal Image showing excessive heat in off-fore

As a preventative measure Thermal Imaging can

     · provide base-line data

     · identify areas of stress

     · flag sub-clinical problems

allowing for early adjustment to training, exercise programmes and workload

 

 

 

 

 

Injuries, whether open wound, fracture, muscle or tendon tear, will create increased blood flow  –  resulting in raised, localised body temperature that can be picked up using thermal imagery … often before any physical signs or symptoms have become apparent

 

 

As an aid to veterinary diagnosis significant thermal asymmetry can be highlighted for further investigation, together with any accompanying compensatory patterns.

Thermal imaging can also be used to track the healing process itself providing before, during and after treatment images in order to monitor progress.

 

Thermal image identifying the position of a dental problem

But it’s not all about direct injuries to the horse …

 

        · saddle fitting

        · dental problems

        · rider issues

 

can equally easily be picked up using  thermography  and addressed before they develop into more serious issues

 

 

 

 

Once a full body scan has been recorded, quick and easy comparisons can be made to reveal any changes as a direct result of ….

Thermal image showing a compensation pattern in the quarters, as a result of injury to the shoulders

        · Training regimes

        · Exercise programmes

        · Event injury

        · Shoeing issues

        · Dental problems

        · Saddle fitting

        · Rider imbalance

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reports submitted for Veterinary evaluation and diagnosis