Nerve injury due to direct trauma or secondary to another injury or disease can affect blood flow and can be visualised with thermal imaging. Rarely interpreted correctly, I have been trained in nerve evaluation and dermatome recognition. Nerve damage is an subject that greatly interests me and thermal imaging is the perfect modality to assess it.




Interpretation is made more difficult as the horse thermo-regulates, in one, two or more limbs, (image far right). Training and experience is key to correct interpretation.