EquineIR???’s Newest Service Area: The Southwest
???Southwest Infrared Services will provide an evaluation that for the horse owner will save time and money but will also improve the quality of life for their horse,??? states owner, Amy Powell.
???EquineIR??? is a unique and innovative service and I am excited about the ability to assist horse owners and veterinarians in my local market in this capacity,??? she concludes.
Before thermography, veterinarians could only locate problems using traditional methods such as observation and palpation. Now, using advanced EquineIR??? thermography, abnormalities present stressed tissues even before damage occurs.
This methodology has been developed and refined over the past twenty-five years and has been proven to be an effective imaging technique for the following:
- Hoof Balancing,
- Saddle Fit,
- Track Footing,
- Joint Inflammation and
- General Diagnostics.
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 equals early prevention.
Anatomical imaging, such as x-rays, cannot detect soft tissue conditions. Physiological imaging such as infrared imaging has the ability to recognize soft tissue conditions and areas that are indicative of anatomical issues.
EquineIR??? (www.equineir.com) is a service line that provides Infrared Surveys for Horse Owners, Veterinarians, and Horse Trainers to detect potential health issues and injuries in horses, potentially saving horse owners thousands of dollars.
EquineIR??? is also a National Network of Certified Thermographers trained in the application of Equine Thermography. EquineIR??? contractors use infrared thermography to detect potential health problems and injuries in horses.
Southwest Infrared Services is the newest service area in the EquineIR??? Network.
In addition, EquineIR??? has partnered with the Equine Thermal Imaging Institute (ETII) (www.equinethermalimaginginstitute.com), whose management consists of two licensed Veterinarians, a seasoned trainer and a world-class farrier, with a combined experience of over 130 years.
ETII provides technical direction on the training courses and expert interpretations through the InterpretIR.com Network (www.interpretir.com) which aligns EquineIR??? Certified Technicians (ECTs) with Veterinarians specializing in infrared thermography of horses to create detailed, graphic medical evaluations.
Equine IR??? is owned by United Infrared, Inc. (UI) (www.unitedinfrared.com), a North Carolina Corporation that provides applications-specific resource systems for contractors of infrared thermographic services. UI’s owners, Greg Stockton and Peter Hopkins, was created to help contractors add infrared technologies to their business.”EquineIR??? is a service whose time has come and for which there is an eager market. EquineIR??? provides horse owners, trainers and veterinarians with an inexpensive means of determining problems before they become debilitating to the horse,??? states Peter Hopkins. ???Because we are a national network of trained local contractors, the service is standardized, affordable and high quality,” says Greg Stockton.
Southwest Infrared Services provides homes, businesses and horse owners with comprehensive thermographic services at a competitive price to clients in Tucson, Arizona and surrounding areas.
Southwest Infrared Services’ main focus of business is the art and science of infrared thermography. Equipped with FLUKE Systems infrared cameras, utilizing the latest in IR technology, they are able to report any exceptions or defects we may discover to our clients. This is done by creating a comprehensive graphic detailed report based on appropriate standards specific to that application. Southwest Services offers Energy Scan Services, too, and is also a certified contractor for BlockwallScanIR???, and RoofScanIR??? thermography services.
To learn more about Southwest Infrared Services, please visit www.southwestinfrared.com.
Southwest Infrared Services
10860 N. Thornydale Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742 USA