Application Note

Coat Of Many Colors: Cases In Equine Thermal Imaging

Source: FLIR Systems, Inc - Research & Science

By Joanna L. Robson, DVM

Infrared cameras have improved, procedures have been standardized, and veterinarians have become familiar with interpretation of the images. Thermal imaging is finding a niche in diagnosing mystery lamenesses, scanning horses at pre-purchase evaluations, aiding farriers with hoof pathology and imbalances, addressing saddle-fitting problems, and providing both baselines and serial documentation of equine health and lameness. A case-based approach to the technology provides evidence of its vast uses and tremendous sensitivity in equine medicine.

FLIR Systems, Inc - Research & Science