Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI), or thermography, in veterinary applications is an advanced, medical grade, non-invasive and sedation-free technique designed for early detection of lameness and hard-to-diagnose cases of injury and disease. Animals avoid unnecessary discomfort during the screening process and are able to return to a healthy state and optimal performance sooner.
For owners, veterinarians and trainers: Use the valuable information gained from infrared imaging for a faster and more accurate diagnosis leading to a more effective treatment at a significantly lower cost. Additionally, this is a mobile screening application that can be deployed directly on the farm or in the stables, thus further reducing the overall cost and time spent on treatment. Moreover, infrared imaging is a completely safe method. Therefore, it can be repeated as frequently as needed in both medical and pre-purchase scenarios.
Conditions that thermography can help locate and assess include: sprains and strains, infections, musculoskeletal injuries (hard and soft tissue), stress fractures, saddle fit and neurological dysfunctions.
Originally Published October 2014 Issue