The quick assessment and treatment of animal injuries can often mean the difference between life and death. When dealing with big animals – such as horses – diagnosis can be difficult, costly, and (when using sedatives) sometimes itself dangerous.
Thankfully, science and modern technology have improved in the areas of field diagnosis thanks to an amazing concept: Infrared thermography (IRt). We’re all familiar with infra-red from innumerable TV shows and action movies, but this technology can be used for the more down-to-earth practice of identifying potential injuries in animals. The technology works by measuring the heat from animals – as determined by blood flow – which can be used to identify these possible injuries.Read More