ECO has a thermal imaging camera that can show you differences in relative temperature. For example, a sore muscle will radiate more heat than the neighboring muscles that are not sore. This will show up on the thermal camera as being more red or white compared to the surrounding area.
Thermography is very useful for horses with sore backs. It can be used on the underside of a saddle to see if one area is creating more pressure on the horse’s back compared to another. Thermography can also be a helpful tool for investigating a subtle lameness. It can allow us to pinpoint where we need to concentrate our diagnostics and planned treatment.