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.

5 reasons to choose thermal imaging

  • Early detection

    Thermography can detect early signs of injury or inflammation, even before they become visible to the naked eye. This early detection can help prevent more serious issues from developing and help with choosing a correct treatment path.

  • Quick screening

    Performing a routine checkup using a thermal imaging system only takes a few minutes. Real-time screening is a perfect tool to easily find problematic areas for further investigation.

  • Comprehensive evaluation

    Thermography can be used throughout the horse's entire body, comprehensively helping with the assessment of the animal's health. This can be particularly useful for identifying areas of the horse that may be at risk of injury or strain, allowing preventative measures to be taken.

  • Non-invasive

    Equine thermography is a non-invasive diagnostic tool that allows veterinarians to assess a horse's health without causing any pain or discomfort to the animal.

  • No harmful radiation

    Thermal imaging does not use radiation, unlike other imaging techniques like X-rays or CT scans. This means that there is no risk of radiation exposure to the horse, making it a safe tool for both the animal and the veterinarian.

See the difference

Case examples

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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