Thermography presents a noninvasive and cost-effective diagnostic imaging modality and is a valuable complementary tool in equine health care and performance management. Especially as it is one of the few technologies able to ‘see” the entire horse rather than a focused and limited area as examined with ultrasound or x-rays.
Recently there have been considerable advancements in thermographic cameras’ resolution and practicality. This allows us to implement thermography in our screening and preventive programmes.
The scans are analysed using the data extraction algorithm which allows the pinpointing of core inflammation. Areas of interest can be monitored with repeat imaging or further examined with for instance our Tendon Assessment Analysis or other technologies. Physiologic imaging is dynamic and sensitive and includes nuclear scintigraphy (bone scan) and infrared thermography. The latter might detect metabolic changes related to active inflammation, blood flow, or nerve conduction.
This information can offer the clinician valuable information about potential issues with the horse and offers a holistic approach. Included in the price is a written report with screenshots of the most relevant findings. The report is assessed and signed off by our veterinary team. Available screenings:
- full body screen
- neck, back and pelvic are imaging
- hoof pressure points and balance
Price indication based on location.