News Release, 4/20/2012:

Equine Thermography Oregon


Most Innovative Business of the Year

for 2011

Equine Thermography business is based on this truth:

Horses can’t tell you where it hurts

Hot front foot is 23 degrees F. warmer than the other three. This is not normal, and after cold hosing, I found a cut on the outside of this hoof.

Business owner Miriah Stuart uses a FLIR T300 infrared camera as a discovery tool to precisely locate where a horse is experiencing pain and inflammation. “The camera records temperatures that display in vivid colors,” said Stuart. “It doesn’t miss a thing, which means I can pinpoint where the issues are. When I provide these images to the veterinarian, they can see where to proceed with ultrasound or x-rays to arrive at their diagnosis.”

Technology comes to the Barn

Introducing New Technology to Oregon – Equine Thermography

Front feet & cannon bones. This is not a normal thermal image

Thermography uses infrared cameras to answer the “where” questions.  It can show the Vet where to continue with x-ray or ultrasound.  As a Body Worker, it shows me where to concentrate my work.   It can show the trainer where there are potential problems in the horse – weeks before there is a clinical lameness.  It helps me, as a saddle fitter, know where the saddle is causing problems.  It can show the farrier where there are problems in the foot.  And it certainly shows the owner where there is pain and inflammation in their horse’s legs.

The purple and blue areas in the above infrared image show that there is a coldness in this horse’s fetlocks.  This is not normal.

My beautiful 20 year old Arab mare Honey

This photo shows the layer of superficial muscles painted on Honey, my 20 year old Arab mare.  She likes to be the anatomy study, and has always seemed to enjoy the painting or labeling I have done on her body.  And with an Arab mare, you know if they are enjoying the scene or not.


Click here to go to Benefits of Thermography for the owner, Vet, trainer & Horse

Click here to read about Miriah Stuart, Equinology Certified Equine Body Worker and Candidate for Veterinary Thermal Technologist

Technology comes to the Barn

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