Equine Thermography is Physiological Imaging, such as Infrared Imaging has the ability to not only see tissue conditions but can also recognize areas that are indicative of anatomical issues.
Thermal imaging is being increasingly recognized as a useful tool in the early identification of musculoskeletal and neurological injuries, especially non-specific (and difficult to diagnose) lameness.
DITI can provide information about an animals response to treatment as well as the effects of injury, disease or prescribed treatment.
DITI is unique in its capability to show physiological (functional)
Nerve damage or irritation will be seen as areas of reduced temperature (cold). More commonly seen are patterns of heat caused by trauma or infection. Even deep inflammation can be detected by thermography.
Early inflammation of a stressed tendon can be detected up to 2 weeks earlier than by routine clinical examination.
Thermography shows inflammation related to the structure and any abnormal strain or loading of the area which may lead to a recommendation of baseline radiographs to rule out structural ailments such as hock fusion, arthritis, etc.
Equine Thermography uses a thermal imaging camera to detect and convert infrared waves (heat) emitted from the surface of the horse into colored images visible with the human eye. It can detect temperature differences of less than one-tenth a degree. White areas are hottest while black areas are coldest. The colors in between denote gradual declines or increases in the horse’s body temperature.
A Certified Equine Thermographer uses the Mid-Therm system to take the pictures needed for your veterinarian, if trained in infrared thermal imaging interpretation or specially trained veterinarian can interpret the report. It is highly suggested that the report be evaluated by a veterinarian specifically trained in reading equine thermal Images.
Listed below are many reasons to use Thermography:
General Diagnostics & Preventive Medicine
Thermal Imaging is done at your location and it's non-invasive (No radiation)
Discounts may apply for multiple horses at same location.
Call Midwest Thermal Imaging a subsidiary of Serenity Health Care Center for more information at 262-522-8640