Equinology Massage Course in Oregon

Mark you Calendar – this is an amazing opportunity!

Debranne Patillo, founder of Equinology (R) will be teaching an equine massage and bodywork course – October 1-2, 2011, in Woodburn, Oregon. 

I am very proud to be the Training Assistant for Deb Patillo on this course.  She knows an amazing amount about equine anatomy, and will share so much in the weekend course.

From the Flyer:

This equine massage and body work course offers our unique blend of equine sports massage, soft tissue release, and stretching. The class is presented with loads of hands-on practical experience, specimens and multimedia illustrations and video clips.  You will also receive a course manual to support the techniques demonstrated. 

Course outline:  Locating the surface anatomy, muscles addressed during the session, common areas of stress, encouraging communication and interaction during the session, defferentiating between normal and PAIN responses, massage and body work techniques, strecthing, and correct and effective body mechanics.

Your horse will love you for taking this class.  Suitable for owners, trainers, farriers.  It offers an overview of our Equinology Equine Body Worker Certification Course for those considering this as a professional career.

Contact Equinology: 707-884-9963 or course sponsor Andrea Andrews 503-810-5960 for more information.  Tuition is $395.  Includes course manual, class supplies, and visual presentation DVD.

Topics on this page: the horse | equinology | horse massage | equine bodywork

Comments from Joanna Robson DVM

The following is an excerpt from an article about equine thermography, published on American Horse Publications website.  Follow the link below to read the entire article.   http://www.americanhorsepubs.org/news_updates/6432.asp

“At the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, where there were millions of dollars worth of equipment available to the equestrian teams, the most-requested diagnostic tool was thermography.  It was fast. It was portable and it was non-invasive.  It could detect injury sites before they became lameness problems, and could guide practitioners to specific anatomic areas for study using other diagnostic techniques.  And it was extremely accurate when used by an experienced practitioner.” So says Brown, K. in Thermography: Diagnosis tool for horses, The Horse, Oct 2001, 490. “We are truly making a difference for the horses and the owners with equine thermography.  Our members come in with a desire to learn how to take correct images, and leave with a newfound appreciation for the horse in sport,” states Dr. Joanna Robson, DVM and Technical Director for EquineIR™.  “Standardization and proper education is imperative to the continued success of thermal imaging as an equine diagnostic modality,” Dr. Robson concludes.

Click here to go to Dr. Robson’s website.  Use the services tab on the left, then select Equine Diagnostic Thermography – video.

Topics on this page: dvm | thermal image | lameness | infrared camera


Nominated Most Innovative Business of the Year


 Date:          April 7, 2011

Contact:   Miriah Stuart, 503-980-8739

 Nominated business is based on this truth:

Horses can’t tell you where it hurts

Canby, Oregon company nominated as most innovative business for bringing technology to the barn.

Equine Thermography Oregon (dba Horse Massage Pro) has been nominated by the Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce as the Most Innovative Company of the Year for 2011. The announcement was made April 1st in conjunction with the Chamber’s first-ever Vitality Awards, which are business awards.

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.”

Stuart (whose website is http://www.equinethermographyoregon.com/) was trained in thermal photography in 2010 at the University of Florida School of Veterinary Medicine. She is an Equine Body Worker, as certified by Equinology, Inc.®, and she has been providing equine body work since 2002.

“It’s a normal part of my work to discover horses in pain,” said Stuart. “But I couldn’t convince their owners that trouble was just around the corner, because they couldn’t see the problem. So I researched thermography and realized it was the best way to show folks why—and where—their horses were hurting. And now, horses are getting the help they need.”

The criteria for Most Innovative Company of the Year focuses on firms large and small that successfully introduced techniques, technology, services, customers or ideas to their business during the last year.

“The technology is a difference-maker,” said Stuart. “But actually, thermography is simply a new vehicle for my compassion for animals, as well as my passion and energy for this kind of work.”

Vitality Award winners will be announced by the Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce for this and other award categories at a gala dinner on April 29th.

Topics on this page: flir | infrared | horses health | ir camera


Thermal Imaging Clinic April 16, 2011

Image of hocks, front view. Not normal for hind legs to have such different temperatures.

Welcome friends to another Thermal Imaging Clinic for Horses.

This clinic will be at a private barn in Eagle Creek, Oregon, off Hwy 224.

We will be looking at the horse from all angles, taking approximately 50 thermal scans.  The infrared camera shows the heat and inflammation, as well as nerve impingement issues.

Do you have a lame horse?  Want to help your vet find out where the problems are?  Thermography can do this.  The FLIR infrared camera is a non invasive way to research the horse and all the details.  Sore hamstrings? sore hocks?  Hoof problems?  Saddle fitting issues?  We see it all.

Topics on this page: thermal imaging oregon | infrared | horse health | the horse