Thermography is a non-invasive diagnostic technique to detect and measure the thermal patterns and temperatures of a pet’s body. It is often used to help veterinarians diagnose a variety of medical conditions in pets, including inflammation, infections, and other abnormalities.
A dog had injured his left front leg in the competition and was experiencing lameness.
Initial thermal images revealed a substantial temperature anomaly and a tendon injury was confirmed using x-ray. The recovery process was also documented using thermography.
An animal does not always have to be sick to benefit from thermal imaging. For this article, we took thermal images of two Chinese crested dogs.
Both dogs were healthy but they were wearing similar harnesses that created pressure on the dogs’ backs.