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Equine and Veterinary Thermal Imaging

  • Since animals cannot speak, it has been difficult for caretakers to truly identify hidden or masked conditions. Now with infrared thermal imaging many of these physiological and anatomical issues are exposed at a much earlier stage.

Early detection = Early prevention

  • Anatomical imaging, such as X-Ray, lacks specificity and fails in the ability to see soft tissue conditions.

  • Physiological imaging, such as infrared imaging has the ability to not only see tissue conditions but can also recognize areas that are indicative of anatomical issues.

  • Pre-purchase imaging

  • Hoof balancing

  • Inflammation

  • General diagnostics & Preventive medicine

  • Pre-Event Imaging

  • Saddle Fit

  • Muscle/Nerve injury


Equine Thermal Imaging

The Benefits:

  1. Non-invasive and completely safe

  2. Imaging takes about 30 minutes to scan a full horse

  3. Scans are done at your location so the animal does not have to be trailered.

  4. Reports are reviewed and interpreted by a veterinarian specialized in equine thermography.

  5. Costs are reasonable and include veterinary interpretation.


Fractured cannon bone

Top circle shows kissing spine

Bottom circle shows back pain


Nerve damage

Equine Saddle Fit

A horse's saddle should fit correctly and have even bearing on a horse's back. A thermal review of the horse and the saddle can show where or if pressure points are unevenly distributed causing discomfort to the horse and rider.



Equines are not the only animals we image. We also have extensive experience with exotic animals. Thermal imaging can benefit these animals too. Unlike a horse, getting a tiger or elephant to get an x-ray is not only challenging, but it puts undue stress on these beautiful creatures. We can image these animals through the enclosure with the help of their caretakers. Once the images have been interpreted by the veterinarian, a decision can be made as to how to move forward and best treat the animal. 


Imaging the inside of an African elephant's mouth to determine if a large laceration was healing properly. 


Imaging the paw of an Andean Bear to find out if its cancer treatment was working.


Imaging for hip and joint inflammation in this beautiful mature tiger.

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