Equine Thermal Imaging
Since animals cannot speak, it has been very difficult for caretakers and owners to truly identify hidden or masked conditions. Before Equine Thermography, veterinarians could only locate a horse’s health problem with observation or palpation but with equine thermography, an abnormality can show tissue that’s stressed before the affected tissue becomes damaged.
As the Horse Owner you can stop guessing and start knowing!
How might this be used:
- Pre-Race Imaging
- Pre-Showing Imaging
- Pre-Purchase Imaging
- Hoof Balance Imaging
- Track Footing Imaging
- Joint Inflammation Imaging
- Saddle Fit Imaging
Now with infrared thermal imaging, many of these physiological and anatomical issues are exposed at a much earlier stage helping to protect the horse’s health.
Anatomical imaging, such as x-ray, lacks specificity and fails in the ability to see soft tissue conditions.
Physiological imaging, such as infrared imaging has the ability to not only see tissue conditions but can also recognize areas that are indicative to anatomical issues.
Early detection = early prevention = money saved!
Saddle Fit for Horse and Rider Comfort
A horse’s saddle should fit correctly and have even bearing on the horse’s back. Most horse owners will purchase an expensive horse and then use a cheap saddle instead of paying to have a custom saddle built for the horse. Many times while watching training going on at a barn, the trainer would remove a saddle from one horse and put it on the next horse to be ridden. A thermal review of the horse and the saddle can show when pressure points are unevenly distributed, therefor causing major discomfort to the horse and the rider.
Benefits of Equine Thermal Imaging Services
- Non-Invasive and completely safe (No harmful radiation)
- Time Efficient – About 20-30 minutes for a full horse scan
- Scans are done at your location, you won’t have to trailer or upset the horse’s surroundings
- Reports are reviewed and interpreted by a Veterinarian specialized in Equine Thermography
- Cost start at about $185.00* for a scan, multi-horse and ongoing imaging programs are available
- Interpretation service with the scan is available starting at $260.00*
- (Travel fee may apply, submit your request below for complete pricing in your area.)
Southern Infrared Services is a proud member of Equine IR (Equine Thermal Imaging) which is a national Network of Certified thermographers who have been trained in the application of Equine Thermography. Equine scans can be done at your local veterinary office or your barn location. Call our office today at 404-788-2581 for more information about equine thermal imaging.
We are aligned with the InterpretIR.com Network. InterpretIR.com joins your trained Thermographer with Veterinarians specializing in Thermography to create a detailed graphic medical evaluation of your photo Equine Report.
Contact us at 404-788-2581 for more information today. Your horse will thank you in the long run!
Southern Infrared Services
David Lelak – Equine Thermographer
247 Arbor Hill Rd.
Canton, GA 30115