Sevices ~ For Veterinary Practices

Equine Thermography has been used in veterinary medicine for over twenty years. It has it's limitations due to its inability to identify exactly what the injury is (although there are exceptions), however it is extremely useful in showing where the problems lie.

Thermography enables the vet to identify the areas of stress and injury allowing for other diagnostic tools to be applied ensuring the correct actions are taken to minimise further injury. Equine Thermography offers the benefit of finding potential problems and can detect many problems 2 - 3 weeks (2 - 3 months in some instances) before clinical signs are evident. Even though the ailing horse can’t vocalise his injury, he can ‘talk’ to the veterinarian through his body heat. It can give you information 'you didn't know you didn't know'.

I can provide your veterinary practice with a professional service for those occasions when infrared thermal imaging is required.
There are many practical benefits for using me:

 • Expense ~ You will get all the benefits of a helpful, professional service used only when required without the significant financial outlay of expensive technological equipment, lengthy training and its ongoing financial justification for everyday use. 

Training ~ 
I am a highly trained and experienced Thermographer and follow strict protocols to get the diagnostic images required by setting up an appropriate environment, patient preparation and positioning

Quality ~ Providing clear images and reports without the Veterinarian's loss of time through organising a full thermal imaging session. Providing quality data for the Veterinarian to make medical diagnosis and/or further investigation.

Interpretation ~ The protocol used for taking diagnostic infrared images is critical to the resulting images but the images tell us nothing if we can't interpret them. Dr Tracy Turner once said, 'images do not lie but the interpretation may be incorrect'. As well as being able to interpret individual images, I am able to interpret the images using a 'whole body' approach, this can give the veterinarian valuable information about weight bearing and limb use, information he won't get through anyother technique. With thermography helping to clarify the 'where', the vet is more able to achieve the 'what'.

Report  ~ I will generate a report for the Veterinarian. This is usually done within 24 hours of scanning and resembles other diagnostic reports the Veterinarian is accustomed to seeing. The report will guide the Veterinarian in what areas show abnormalities; this helps the Veterinarian to decide exactly where to concentrate further efforts.

When used by a well-trained, experienced thermographer,
thermal imaging is a powerful tool