Has your horse, cow or pet ever seemed “off,” and you wonder why? “If only they could talk.” right? Physical examination and x-rays are helpful ways to assess an animal’s condition, but Thermal Imaging looks beyond the surface to pick up differences in circulation (heat patterns) due to inflammation, scarring or infection.
Carolyn Kemps from Thermal Imaging Canada uses a FLIR camera to collect thermal images of her clients’ animals, and then prepares a comprehensive analysis on her computer. In cases where the imaging does not find any abnormalities, the report serves as a baseline in case issues occur in the future. When the images show abnormalities, they can be used by the owner and/or their health care professional to determine a treatment or recovery plan.
Conditions that can be assessed include nerve damage, infection, scarring and asymmetry. In many cases underlying issues can be detected weeks before an animal show signs of pain or discomfort. Common issues that Thermal Imaging can help assess are:
inflammation or nerve damage caused by an ill-fitting saddle or unbalanced rider;
injuries that appear to have fully healed, but there is significant scar tissue impeding performance;
infections in difficult-to-reach areas such as a horn, jaw or hoof;
soreness or lameness, whereby the exact origin is difficult to determine (such as a subtle limp).
Carolyn has had a busy spring thus far, travelling throughout Saskatchewan doing baseline evaluations on horses & rodeo bulls before competitive season gets underway to ensure there are no underlying issues. Jumpers, Dressage, Barrel Horses, Wagon Horses, young prospects who’ve had prior issues, a Rottweiler & a couple pens of rodeo bulls have all been assessed & detailed reports sent to owners for follow up with professional of their choice or for clinical diagnosis by veterinarian.
If you’d like to learn more about Thermal Imaging you can contact Carolyn Kemps at 306.221.1299. Or visit thermalimagingcanada.com, where you’ll find more images, information and pricing.
Equine Health Products
Contact Carolyn Kemps about Comfort Gut and Pink Hoof Clay at 306.221.1299
Western Events and Lifestyle Photography
Need a photographer for your next event? Carolyn’s daughter Megan offers event photography and private sessions. Visit Megan Kemp’s Photography facebook page.
Laser Light Therapy
Carolyn will soon be offering laser light therapy services. Laser light therapy provides safe, fast and drug-free recovery. Red radiances provide fast pain relief and blue radiances accelerate wound repair and reduce bacteria in wounds.
Equine Health and Livestock Emergency Training
Equi-Health Canada Plus teaches Equine Basic and Advanced First Aid (including kids’ half day courses), Safe Trailering Practices, and Disaster Planning for Livestock courses.
For more information visit the Equi-Health Canada website.