Improving Thermal Infrared Thermography in Horses

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Infrared Thermography Brazilian Study

Online  —  Horses whose backs are checked with infrared thermography should spend 30 minutes in a temperature-controlled room beforehand in order to obtain accurate results, Brazilian research suggests.

Infrared thermography is used as a diagnostic imaging tool.

It measures the surface temperature of an object through its heat emission.

It is a non-invasive and painless approach which involves no radiation.

It is capable of identifying lesions not picked up by physical examination, zeroing in on injuries that cause increased blood flow, increased metabolic activity, and alterations in the local circulation due to inflammation.

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