Infrared scanning gives your horse a voice


Infrared thermography is a viable graphic tool to help highlight possible problems in some instances weeks before the onset of lameness in horses.

In mammals there is normally a high degree of thermal symmetry in the body, therefore abnormal or asymmetrical patterns are usually indicative of a problem. Infrared scanning does not act as a diagnostic modality alone but is widely used to localize the area for which further investigations such as x-ray or ultrasounds can be used to confirm a diagnosis.

IR scanning helps you to isolate the area where the horse is feeling the discomfort, or where a problem may be developing, before the horse begins going lame and it does it instantly without even touching the horse. It is completely non invasive.

Infrared thermography is a tool that deals mainly with the musculoskeletal issues of the horse.

What makes thermography so useful?

Equine Thermography can identify and detect many different issues on a horse very often weeks before they become chronic such as:

  •  Hoof balance
  •  Laminitis
  •  abscesses
  •  navicular syndrome
  •  inflammation
  •  joint injury
  •  back problems
  •  tendon damage
  •  ligament damage
  •  neck injuries
  •  muscle strains
  •  saddle fitment

Rehabilitation:

  •  See if the treatment the horse is receiving is working
  •  Observe the progress of your horse’s recovery virtually in real time.

Saddle fitment:

The wrong saddle fit is like a human wearing the wrong size shoes, uncomfortable and painful. With Infrared scanning we can see the pressure points immediately as we scan both the horse’s back and the underside of the saddle. Remember a horse’s body changes shape too and a saddle needs adjustment from time to time to maintain the correct fit.