Infrared Company Announces Availability of EquineIR™ Service in Fayetteville, North Carolina Area
Sandhills Thermal Imaging Announces the Opening of the Newest Service Area in the EquineIR™ Network and is now Providing Infrared Scans of Horses in the Sandhills Region of North Carolina, to include the Cities of Fayetteville and Southern Pines.
Jan. 29, 2013 - PRLog -- EquineIR™ is a service line which provides Infrared Surveys for Horse Owners, Veterinarians, and Horse Trainers to detect potential health issues and injuries in horses, potentially saving horse owners thousands of dollars. EquineIR™ is a National Network of Certified Thermographers specially trained in the application of Equine Thermography. EquineIR™ service providers use infrared thermography to detect potential health problems and injuries in horses. Sandhills Thermal Imaging announces the opening of the newest service area in the EquineIR™ Network. Sandhills Thermal Imaging is an Infrared Service Company which provides thermal imaging services to the entire Sandhills region of North Carolina.
Sandhills Thermal Imaging (www.sandhillsthermalimaging.com) is owned and operated by Brad Gilbertson. The company is based out of Fayetteville, North Carolina and mainly provides service to the Sandhills region of the state. However, their thermographers can travel to any location where service is needed. The company is a full-service thermography company capable of providing any infrared imaging a client may need. “We provide professional infrared services for a wide variety of clients in the Fayetteville area. Being part of a nationwide network provides our company with a huge resource of expertise in many different applications of infrared thermography, which we provide to our clients,” states Mr. Gilbertson. Sandhills Thermal Imaging uses state-of-the-art FLIR™ infrared equipment to produce a series of photographic-quality images which are then reviewed and interpreted by a licensed veterinarian and a certified master farrier who are part of the EquineIR™ team. Their comments are then included in the professional report presented to the client. “EquineIR™ is a unique and innovative service, and we are excited about the ability to assist horse owners and veterinarians in our local market in this capacity,” Mr. Gilbertson concludes.
Before Thermography, Veterinarians could only locate problems using traditional methods such as observation and palpation. Now, using advanced EquineIR™ thermography, abnormalities present stressed tissues even before damage occurs. This methodology has been developed and refined over the past twenty-five years and has been proven to be an effective imaging technique for the following: Pre-Purchase, Hoof Balancing, Saddle Fit, Track Footing, Pre-Race, Joint Inflammation and General Diagnostics. Since animals cannot speak, it has been difficult for caretakers to truly identify hidden or masked conditions. Now with infrared thermal imaging, many of these physiological and anatomical issues are exposed at a much earlier stage. Early detection equals early prevention. Anatomical imaging, such as x-rays, cannot detect soft tissue conditions. Physiological imaging such as infrared imaging has the ability to recognize soft tissue conditions and areas that are indicative of anatomical issues.
EquineIR™ has partnered with the Equine Thermal Imaging Institute (ETII) (www.equinethermalimaginginstitute.com), whose management consists of two licensed Veterinarians, a seasoned trainer and a world-class farrier, with a combined experience of over 130 years. ETII will provide technical direction on the training courses and expert interpretations through the InterpretIR.com Network (www.interpretir.com) which aligns EquineIR™ Certified Technicians (ECTs) with Veterinarians specializing in infrared thermography of horses to create detailed, graphic medical evaluations.
Equine IR™ is owned by United Infrared, Inc. (UI) (www.unitedinfrared.com), a North Carolina Corporation which provides applications-specific resource systems for contractors of infrared thermographic services. UI is owned by Greg Stockton and Peter Hopkins and was created to help thermographers add infrared technologies to their business. "EquineIR™ is a service whose time has come and for which there is an eager market. EquineIR™ provides horse owners, trainers and Veterinarians with an inexpensive means of determining problems before they become debilitating to the horse,” states Peter Hopkins. “Because we are a national network of trained local contractors, the service is standardized, affordable and high quality," says Greg Stockton.