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Equine Thermography can highlight the following areas:

Body
  • sore or painful back
  • check for a poor or well fitting saddle
  • facial pain related to tooth or jaw problems
  • joint and musculo-skeletal problems
  • soft tissue problems
  • assymetrical use of the body
  • muscle tears, bruises and strains
  • underlying, hidden issues.
Lower Legs
  • formation of splints
  • sore shins and knees
  • suspensory ligament active stress or active damage
  • tendon stress - deep digital flexor tendon and superficial flexor tendon
  • joint stress
  • arthritic joints
  • inflammation and heat
  • cold areas with lack of blood or nerve supply
The Horse's Hooves
  • poor circulation in the foot
  • balance of the foot and the effects of in-balance on the rest of the limb
  • hot foot due to infection or bruising
  • locating the area of an abscess or bruise
Recovery from Injury
  • observing how injury is responding to treatment 
  • observing how an injury is responding to being brought back to full work
Prevention and Underlying Issues
  • locating the whereabouts of underlying issues
  • reviewing responses to work and training 
  • noticing one-sidedness and favouring sides
  • address issues which may lead to otherwise chronic long term, unseen damage.
Other Areas of Interest
  • de-nerved limbs
  • areas of current inflammation which may not yet show external signs of breakdown
  • foot discrepancies
  • muscle lesions 
  • old injuries
  • back issues
  • assessment of lower limb activity
  • circulation issues
  • assymetrical and posture related muscle use
  • imbalances in the foot and limbs of young horses
  • ideal for assessing youngsters; reveals activity in young limbs; bony changes, sore shins, painful knees, etc
  • tooth problems
  • finding causes for unusual behaviours