Thermal Image Scanning
The latest in accurate core heat detection and analysis

Case Studies
All below scan reports have been confirmed in diagnoses on Veterinary Scanning

Report: Reaction into Spinal area and horse not wanting to work


The horse was showing signs of being a little "off" and not wanting to work through the hind.

On trot out no lameness was detected however on palpation and flexion evaluation, severe reaction was noted into the area of T12 through T15 and surrounding muscles.

Thermal scan was done from both sides of the spine and from the top and evaluated in the diagnostic software. It was clear that there was core heat into the area of the spinal junctions (black indicates core heat) when viewed from both sides and from the top.


The report was sent to the owner with recommendation for Vet consultation.


Result: X Rays confirmed inflamed Facet Joints and area was treated with horse becoming sound.


Report: Client reported consistent lameness when horse was put into work and condition had been there for two years without successful diagnosis or treatment.


Palpation and flexion evaluation was done and it was found that the horse had severe reaction when palpating the suspensory ligaments on both front legs.

Thermal scan was done and evaluated in the diagnostic software.


The scan from the front of the hooves clearly showed increased heat into the coronary band common with toe pressure (black area).

The scan from both medial and lateral sides clearly showed core heat (black area) into mid suspensory on both sides.

The scan pattern is common with hoof balance where the external confirmation looks perfect however highlights internal problems.


In consultation with the farrier, the toe on both hooves was trimmed to change the angle and relieve toe pressure and tension into the suspensory.


The horse was sound and under saddle within two weeks


Report: Owner reported that the horse had pulled up lame on the left fore.


On evaluation of the horse it was noted that there was a fair amount of swelling in the lower leg.

A thermal scan was done and evaluated in the diagnostic program on site.


The scan showed two clear areas of concern.

The first being core heat in the area of the suspensory check ligament attachment and the second being in the mid section of the suspensory.


The report was sent through to the vet and scans were done confirming damage to the attachment of the check ligament as well as a lesion in the suspensory ligament. 


Report: Horse showed sever signs of lameness.


Evaluation of the lower front limbs was done with no indication of severe reaction into this area although the horse remained very lame.


A thermal scan was done of the underside of both front feet and evaluated in the diagnostic program.


The scan clearly showed quite a severe problem in the health of the hoof on both front feet.

The image on the right shows a very uneven and cold "white line" area on both front feet.

Consultation with farrier and recommendation was to trim both feet and shoe to assist with healthy hoof development.

The image on the left of the report is the same hoof after two months showing a close to healthy heat pattern and the horse was sound.