Equine Full Body Thermography FAQs

Equine full body thermography is a diagnostic tool that can help you monitor and improve your horse's physical health. Using an infrared camera, this non-invasive procedure scans your horse's body to identify injuries and problem areas. At Winner's Circle Equine Veterinary Service in Ocala, Florida, our mobile equine veterinarian can perform thermographic imaging at the site of your choosing to ensure a safe, stress-free experience.

What is equine full body thermography?

Equine full body thermography is an infrared imaging technique that creates a heat map of your horse's body. Using a thermographic camera, our veterinarian scans the horse's surface temperature and converts it into a color-coded image.

How does an equine veterinarian in Ocala use a thermographic image?

The colors in the image correspond to blood-flow levels; hotter, high-flow areas are white, while cooler, low-flow areas are blue. This information helps our veterinarian spot issues such as:

  • Pinched nerves
  • Damaged ligaments or tendons
  • Bone damage
  • Hoof problems
  • Back issues

This veterinary technique enables us to identify problem areas quickly and create a treatment plan right away.

How does equine full body thermography work?

To capture a thermographic image, our veterinarian simply points the camera at your horse's body. Special sensors measure the temperature of the skin from a distance. Since the camera is portable, we can complete this process in any location that's comfortable for your horse, such as the barn, corral, or pasture.

What are the benefits of equine full body thermography?

Equine full body thermography is a fast, non-invasive way to scan your horse's body. The process takes just a few minutes, and it doesn't require physical contact, making it a good option for nervous, young, or distrustful horses. Thermography can be an effective early-detection tool that can help you find injuries even before your horse starts limping or exhibiting other symptoms of pain. That way, you can take corrective action before the issues become chronic.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Equine Veterinarian Today

At Winner’s Circle Equine Veterinary Service, we have been providing residents of Ocala, Cocoa, and New Smyrna Beach, FL with reliable veterinary services for many years. Call us at (706) 202-5476 for more information on equine full body thermography or to schedule an appointment with our equine veterinarian.