Lameness
Diagnosis


Digital Radiography


Digital Thermal
Imaging


Laser Surgery
Ultrasound
Endoscopy


Equine Medicine & Surgery


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Shock Wave
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Digital Thermal Imaging

Equine lameness specialist, including digital thermal imaging (thermography), digital radiography, extracorporeal shock wave therapy, arthroscopic and laser surgery, ultrasound, endoscopy, equine denistry and much more.  Located in Albion, Idaho

Thermal imaging uses new advanced infrared technology to detect heat and inflammation.  It is an excellent tool for those tough lameness's and soft tissue injuries.  We have been using thermal imaging since 1988.  At times we may cool the horse or an area with a cold water bath / hose then watch for heat to radiate out from deeper structures.  

We watch for symmetry comparing side to side right leg to left leg etc.  We consider greater than 2 F difference as usually significant.  It is important to know anatomy and circulation patterns for areas.

At times, areas such as tendons may begin showing heat or inflammation up to 2 weeks prior to developing a lameness.  With thermal imaging, changes in circulation may be noted even before lesions can be confirmed by ultrasound.

Fractured Vertebra - 6 months ago
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Digital Thermal Image


Digital x-ray

Broken Nevicular Bone
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Digital Thermal Image


Digital x-ray

Fractured Sesamoid Bone & Tendon & Ligament Damage
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Digital Thermal Image


Digital x-ray

Digital Thermal Imaging of Shoulder Injury
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