'Saddle fit', as taught at the Equine Infrared course, http://www.EquineIR.com, and implemented by its technicians in the thermal imaging of horses, is a process now routinely utilized throughout the world.
United Infrared, the world's largest network of Certified and properly trained equine thermographers, is the umbrella organization over EquineIR. It has been in business now for several years,
With Equine Infrared, the invisible becomes visible in a Saddle Fit horse case study using thermal imaging technology. Ride Magazine now has posted an equine saddle fit example showing that pain in a horse, although invisible to the human eye, can be easily detected through the process of infrared imaging by a Certified and trained technician.
Several articles have been posted under 'Coach Gary's Equine IR Corner' as of August 2013. Equine Infrared (Thermal Imaging for Horses). The column is sponsored by United Infrared, and is titled "Coach Gary's EquineIR Corner". http://ridemagazine.com/
Equine Infrared (Thermal Imaging for Horses) - has proven valuable in detecting potential pain issues in horses, as shown in the article just posted in Ride Magazine. The case study was written by Becky Tenges, a Level I Certified Equine Thermographer, and a member of the EquineIR division of United Infrared's very large network of Certified and properly trained equine thermographers.
The saddle fit article was written by Rebecca "Becky" Tenges, a Certified Level I Thermographer specializing in equine thermal imaging. Of great interest here is how both the horse and its owner experienced relief as veterinarians were finally able to use Becky's infrared scan report to pinpoint the reason for the horse's pain. Becky's website ishttp://www.equinebodyworksusa.com/
The program is headed up by Technical Directors, Dr. Joanna L. Robson, DVM, CVSMT, CMP, CVA, SFT, and also Michael DeLeonardo Jr., C.J.F., A.P.F., R.J.F.
One of the articles posted comes from Michael DeLeonardo, a certified master farrier who is also an experienced thermographer, giving him a unique perspective in the field of equine infrared imaging.
Equally as important, UI's members provide 'saddle fit' services, which help horse owners ensure that the saddles on their horses are working as intended, and not causing injury or pain. More information on the various classes taught by United Infrared is available at its office: 888-722-6447, or at http://www.equineir.com.
Coach Gary expects to post case studies from the various equine thermography members of United Infrared's 'EquineIR' group: thermographers who specialize in the thermal imaging scan of horses to help determine cause of injury.
The idea behind the network of infrared equine specialists is this: Get the answers you need to take corrective action for your horse from United Infrared's team of certified thermographers, who can provide a local service so your investment in your horse's health is reasonable--and includes a veterinary interpretation.
Uses of equine thermography include: pre-purchase;
Multi-horse and ongoing survey discounts are available. Interpretation services available through affiliate licensed veterinarians. Travel fees may apply. Submit a survey request for a full quote in your area.
This methodology has been developed and refined over the past twenty-five years and has been proven to be an effective imaging technique useful for veterinarians in the diagnosing of conditions.
Video information regarding how someone can learn about equine thermography as a business is available online, at United Infrared's YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/