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During training and competing it is inevitable that horses sustain injuries. Equine Thermography allows the trainers and owners to monitor the physical condition of their horses in a pro-active way. What if you had a warning system that allowed you to see potential damage before serious injury occurs?

An American study determined that thermography is a useful tool for aiding the diagnosis of problems in the horse because some injuries (tendon) can be detected 2 - 3 weeks before they become clinically apparent. I have seen thermal patterns of laminitis 2 months prior to clinical signs.

I offer trainers, riders and owners the benefit of monitoring their horses for injury and trauma during training and performance.  Infrared imaging will safely and quickly identify areas of interest enabling you to adjust the training regime to reduce stress and help prevent injury. There is an increase in horses being monitored during training in this way.
Initial Baseline Scan     £95.00
Follow on Scans        £65.00

As a form of “preventative medicine”, thermography has proven to be extremely valuable. After an Initial Scan which acts as our baseline data, we can compare periodic images. These regular thermal imaging scans can show up changes and irregularities that may be addressed and rectified, by management or treatment, before any actual damage has taken place.
Thermography can highlight potential conditions through changes in heat, before the horse shows any clinical signs of injury. For example, lameness can be detected as an early inflammation, prior to the horse breaking down in training or competition. It can also reveal hidden signs that other diagnostic tools can’t detect.
 Thermography also can predict and monitor joint inflammation. Normally cool joints might change their thermal pattern before the onset of lameness. The damaged joint can be detected due to the thermal pattern. The practitioner can then use thermography to monitor the effect of treatments.