Thermal Imaging

Integrated Equine Infrared

Integrated Equine Infrared thermal imaging is changing the way we look at a horse. The art of shoeing and the science of infrared together, are helping the horse and owner in a whole new way.  Technology is changing the equine world.

Here are just a few things that we can use infrared imaging for:

SADDLE-FITTING

HOOF PROBLEMS

DETECTING BACK PAIN

TENDON-LIGAMENT INJURIES

NERVE DAMAGE

MUSCLE ATROPHY

CIRCULATORY CHANGES

MONITORING HEALING

PRE-PURCHASE EVALUATIONS

PRE-COMPETITION SCANS

F.E.I. APPROVED

How does infrared work?

Infrared thermography shows temperature differences in the horse’s body which are an indicator of inflammation, irritation, disuse, poor circulation and physical stress and/or disease. The problems your farrier, vet, rider or trainer may first notice could be a hidden problem. Certified IR Imaging provides a cost-effective tool that will enable you get the “Big Picture” when monitoring your horse’s health and well being.

Your horse can’t show you what’s hurting and what might be wrong with him… But through thermal imaging you will be able to help him to feel better and be that beautiful whole horse you fell in love with.

Do Certified IR Imaging (CIRI) make the diagnosis?

Absolutely not. I.E.I. veterinarians make all the diagnoses. CIRI staff consists of Certified Infrared Thermographers who have been trained by I.E.I. veterinarians on how to conduct professional infrared imaging of the horse. Your Certified IR Imaging Thermographer has been trained and certified by EquineIR™, an international group trained in imaging protocols and reporting. Our thermographer’s role is to provide high quality thermal images. These images are taken with every effort to control artifacts and provide the maximum usable information for comparison.