Some thermographers claim to have a special veterinary thermal imaging camera and suggest that others have industrial cameras which are not as good. The thermal imaging camera that we use is a high quality imaging camera that is used in many applications including veterinary and medical applications all across the world and is fully approved for use in these areas. You can be reassured that the images produced are high resolution and high quality.
We always create a strong line of communication with the owner or trainer of any horse that is showing symptoms of distress to ensure that the best possible treatment is received. A thermal examination will identify areas that are displaying heat anomalies that indicate there is a problem in the area and there should be further investigation. We will give you a written report of:
Our objective is to work closely with the Owner / Trainer of any horse that is indicating areas of distress to ensure that it receives the best possible treatment.
A thermal examination will identify areas of heat anomalies that indicate further investigation should be carried out and we will leave you with a full report including both thermal and digital images and our suggestions based on the results. We would always recommend that your vet is consulted before you undertake any treatment as a result of anomalies found during the infrared inspection.
No. The infrared inspection is non invasive and non contact. The Thermographer will examine the horse using a thermal camera, very similar in appearance to a video camera, and does not need to touch the horse at any time. We would prefer the owner to hold the horse during the inspection.
There is no recovery period after an examination as the horse does not receive any treatment, the inspection is purely visual using the thermal camera. Normal work or activities can be resumed straight away if required.
Because the examination is just a visual inspection and there is no contact with the horse, no form of sedation is required. However it will produce clearer images that are easier to interpret if the horse is able to stand still and kept calm as possible.
The infrared inspection is completely non contact and non-intrusive, and the thermal camera does not come into contact with the horse. The technology works by measuring the heat emitted by the horse to produce a thermal image which can be used to identify problem areas. If you have further questions on this please do give us a call and we’ll be happy to explain.
We only ask that the horse be normalised for at least two hours before the scan. That means ideally the horse should be clean, dry, and settled in a stable away from either cold drafts or hot humid areas as best as you can.
We know how important it is to keep your horse relaxed and comfortable so we come to you for both the convenience of you and your horse. This alleviates any stress from travel that may occur. However, there will be a travel component to the fee but this will be explained to you prior to our visit.
The cost of the thermal imaging survey on your horse can vary depending on whether you choose to have a partial or a full body scan. Feel free to give us a call on 01202950357 or drop us an email on email@example.com and we’ll be happy to help you work out the best option for you with a no obligation quote.
During your Thermal Imaging Survey your thermal expert will be able to give you verbal suggestions during the consultation which will give you a good impression of what the results are looking like. After the consultation has ended you will be able to download the images onto a CD or Laptop immediately, if this is not possible you will receive a written report with a detailed analysis and images the next day.
We keep all of your horses records for your convenience and for our research. By having records of your horses thermal imaging results it means we can develop our research and techniques to help other horses. All records are strictly confidential.