Stop guessing and start knowing!
Whether you are buying, selling or would like to perform a routine diagnostic of a horse, an EquineIR™ infrared survey is valuable to your horse’s health and your finances.
Before Thermography, Veterinarians could only locate problems using traditional methods such as observation and palpation. Now, using advanced equine 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:
-General Diagnostics & Preventive Medicine
Early detection = early prevention
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.
Anatomical imaging such as x-ray, lacks specificity and fails in the ability to see soft tissue conditions.
Physiological imaging, such as infrared imaging, has the ability to not only see tissue conditions but can also recognize areas that are indicative to anatomical issues.
We provide the full line of EquineIR™ thermography services. Not only do we perform the infrared thermal imaging of your horse, but those images will be reviewed and interpreted by a specialy trained team of veterinarians and farriers under the supervison of Joanna Robson and Mike Leonardo, who have years of experiance with equine thermography.
Joanna L. Robson, DVM, CVSMT, CMP, CVA, SFT
Dr. Joanna L. Robson is a Licensed Veterinarian and owner of Inspiritus Equine, Inc., an integrative veterinary practice dedicated to the whole horse approach. Joanna is also the co-owner of the Equine Technology Center in Salinas, California. She lectures both nationally and internationally on recognizing the horse in pain, the uses of thermogaphy in the equine industry, the anatomy of saddle-fitting, and understanding alternative medicine modalities. She has numerous publications online and in print, and is the author of the book “Recognizing the Horse in Pain…And What You Can Do About It!” Dr. Robson is a graduate of the Washington State University Honors Veterinary Medicine Program.
Mike De Leonardo, CJF, RJF
Mike De Leonardo is a Certified Journeyman Farrier, Registered Journeymen Farrier, and tester for the AFA certification program. He is one of the few Americans to be honored into the International Farriers Hall of Fame. Mike is the other co-owner of the Equine Technology Center in Salinas, California. The Center teaches the use of infrared technology as it pertains to the farrier regarding diagnosis of lameness.
BENEFITS OF EQUINE THERMOGRAPHY
-Non-Invasive and completely safe (No harmful radiation)
-About 30 minutes for a full horse scan
-Scans are done at your location, you won’t have to trailer
-Reports are interpreted by a Veterinarian specializing in Equine Thermography
-Costs are reasonable and include Veterinary interpretation.
-Discounts are available for multiple horses at the same location