Horses show few signs of pain. Injuries or latent health issues are often invisible to the naked eye or not apparent to the touch. ThermoSurvey is the solution. A preventive survey will pick up problems before they are obvious, help to reduce pain for the horse and ensure treatment is prompt and effective. Examples:
- Diagnose anomalies in the feet – a brewing abscess just before a competition.
- Identify muscle inflammation – essential for competing horses & to avoid compensatory injuries.
- Detect ill -fitting tack – hot spots under the saddle and areas of increased pressure can lead to a decline in performance
- Monitor healing – A thermal image can show if there is still inflammation from a healing injury and if it is advisable to start work or wait further.
- Benchmarking – establish normality for your horse so that later, when a problem is suspected, a thermal survey will highlight the anomaly.
A thermal image survey can show areas of inflammation, injury, previous history (eg scar tissue), decreased circulation and likely areas of pain. The images can be used by your veterinary surgeon, saddle fitter or other equine professional, in conjunction with ThermoSurvey, to assist with their diagnosis and treatment. Efficient use of ThermoSurvey will deliver cost reductions.
Abscess in the near fore foot. (It was seen after looking underneath)
The Process- There are two methods
- A one off survey of a horse after an injury or illness or prior to purchase. This is conducted by a qualified thermographer in conjunction with a qualified equine physiotherapist. Identifies (and potentially rectifies) heath issues and communicates the issues to the relevant parties eg the owners or prospective owners and the vet.
- A series of surveys geared to monitor health and identify potential futur
- e medical problems during the season. This will reduce recovery time and focus the remedial effort.
The resulting report with images will be produced jointly
by the thermographer and the physiotherapist, featuring state of art computer analysis. The images will be used as a medical data bank for subsequent referrals .