The science explained simply
Using a highly sensitive infrared camera we can detect minute differences in the skin temperature of your horse, as subtle as a 0.1 degree variance (compared with a human hand which at best can detect a 2 degree difference).
These temperature differences are mapped through a colour calibrated image on the camera which will accurately pinpoint the site of the injury. Healthy animals will have a symmetrical thermal pattern whilst those with a problem have an asymmetrical pattern which the White Horse thermographer, trained to ‘read’ the image (just as a radiographer would ‘read’ an x-ray) will be able to identify. All images are saved electronically and are available as hard copies.
Examples of injury or damage that can be pinpointed include:
· Ligament and tendon stress or damage
· Joint and skeletal problems
· Muscle tears, bruises or strains
· Muscular asymmetry
· Back problems and pain
· Nerve damage and injury
· Hoof balance and foot problems
· Dental problems
It is recommended that a full body thermographic scan is taken of the horse at the outset. This will become the benchmark against which any future images can be compared.
· Pinpoints site of injury - allows more targeted diagnostic tests by vet. Saves time and money.
· Imaging undertaken at your premises - less stress for your horse
· No sedation - no risk to horse, no additional cost
· Detects problems before clinically evident
· Visual process - you can see results at first hand
· Electronic and/ or hard copies are available to you the owner as well as to your vet for diagnosis
· White Horse Thermographer available to discuss images with vet on your behalf