Equine thermography

Equine thermography is a non-invasive and painless way to assess a horse’s health. It can be used to identify problems that may not be visible to the naked eye, such as lameness, muscle soreness, or inflammation in the horse’s joints.

Identify and assess

Thermal imaging can help to identify the source of pain and discomfort in a horse, which can aid in the development of a treatment plan.

It can be used to monitor the effectiveness of treatments, such as physiotherapy or medications, by allowing the veterinarian to see how the horse’s body is responding to the treatment.

Clinical uses of thermal imaging

  • Early injury detection

    Detect the location and extent of early lesions before they are clinically evident

  • Physiological Examination

    Thermography can be used to comprehensively examine animals in pain as well as rescue animals, since the animal is not touched during the examination

  • Early Diagnosis

    Localising problem areas for further examinations and appropriate treatment

  • Follow up treatment and rehabilitation

    Track and objectively monitor the effectiveness of treatment and the recovery progress during rehabilitation

  • Animal Friendly

    Thermography is an animal-friendly diagnostic tool, since it is not based on identifying pain reaction

  • Client Education

    Intuitive visual images aid in client communication and ease of understanding, and justifies your customer’s investment in IR imaging

See the difference

Case examples

SI joint dysfunction

Determining the exact diagnosis of Si joint dysfunction is difficult, due to the often mild chronic symptoms and the challenging location of the joint.

A trotter started to act unpredictably and became dangerous for himself and the rider. 

Jaw abscess

A pony stopped eating with no obvious cause. The owner has no clue as the pony was recently purchased and the whole history was not known. ​

Three different veterinarians had tried to reach a diagnosis with conventional methods but were all unable to conclude what was wrong.​

Suspensory ligament​

A 4-year-old trotter.​

Diagnosis: injured suspensory ligament (50%) in the right hind leg.​

Diagnostic thermal imaging is used to monitor treatment impact and the healing process.​

The portable all-in-one solution

Thermidas IRT-384 Pro

Compact and powerful.
Easy and versatile.

Thermidas IRT-384 Tablet is an astonishingly compact yet versatile thermal imaging system. Take it with you wherever you go and save the thermal images in the Thermidas cloud for further use.

Thermidas IRT-384 Pro Tablet in action at a local equine clinic

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