What is Thermography

Thermography is a Non-invasive immediate visualization of your animal.

  • Thermography tells you where your horse/dog hurts Kayla using Meditherm Infrared Camera.
  • The various vivid colors shows where there is inflammation or decreased blood flow in the body.
  • This will provide you the opportunity to know if your horse/dog can continue with its current exercise pace.
  • Shows you when an injury and its inflammatory processes are complete and the horse/dog is ready to return to work
  • It can give you updates every 3 or 4 weeks about the repair of your horse/dog’s injury
  • Shows you if your animal is about to become more injured, or injured again in a delicate or previously injured area (especially in ligaments and tendons below the knees and hocks)
  • Confirms for you your intuitive & gut thoughts about this animal
  • Tells you where the pressure of your saddle may be hurting your horse and adding to his saddling responses
  • Shows you if there is an impingement of the nerve supply to the distal limbs
  • Help explain the crankiness, tripping, pinning ears, and every other expression of pain that a horse/dog can give to a human
  • What it can do for the Veterinarian Show images of the upper limbs – shoulders, stifles and hips
  • Shows images of the axial skeleton – thoracic, lumbar & sacral spine
  • Shows images of the tendon and ligament areas of the horse/dog – this assists with the owner’s decisions to continue with x-ray or ultrasound images.
  • Shows muscle and tendon issues of the hamstrings, quads, and adductor muscles, and their tendon attachments

Thermal Imaging Application & Benefits

Thermography emits no radiation and can be repeated as frequently as needed and may eliminate other expensive investigation tools. By providing a visual management tool for monitoring or treating injury, illness or disease, you as owners or professionals have a valuable addition to the existing diagnostic tools such as X-rays MRI scans ultrasounds now being offered by your Vet.

Preparing Your Pet For Thermal Imaging

The horse should equilibrate with ambient conditions for sufficient time to approximate a steady state. The equilibration period should be at least 10-15 minutes. During the equilibration period the horse should remain uncovered with rugs and bandages removed.
The horse owner / trainer may be provided with instructions intended to reduce the likelihood of artifacts or inconclusive thermography.

Veterinarian Connection

The staff at Midwest Thermal Imaging has a long standing relationship with in the veterinary and breeders within the Midwest. Through that relationship owners will have the confidence of knowing that selecting Midwest Thermal Imaging will provide the quality services that you desire.