IR Thermography for Veterinarian Applications

Just like for industries & equipments, Thermography can also be used for veterinarian applications, for detecting illnesses or injuries not visible through naked eye.

The infrared heat radiated from an animal’s body can be detected with the help of an infrared camera to form visual thermal images. The temperature patterns created by blood flow thus captured by the camera, helps a trained practitioner to assess whether the blood flow in the animal is normal or abnormal. Both increased & decreased blood flow indicates serious health problems.

Thermal images of an animal’s body are created because of the metabolic changes that occur in its body. While a hot spot is indicative of inflammation like condition, a cold spot indicates reduced blood supply due to scar tissue or thrombosis. These images can then be used to assess a variety of physical conditions like:

Muscle/ Nerve Injury:
Thermography helps detect muscle injury by locating the inflated area associated with a muscle. In short, it shows atrophy of an area caused due to constant decrease in blood circulation.
Thermograpgy is also effective in visualizing nerve injury caused due to trauma or as a result of another major injury.

Inflammation:
Thermal imaging is exceptionally useful in detecting sub-clinical inflammation caused due to increased blood flow without any noticeable signs or pain. It is also helpful in detecting secondary areas of problems before they become apparent clinically.


Being such a vital clinical tool, thermography is widely used for applications like, pre-race examinations, pre-purchase examinations, as training aid, etc.

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Advantages of Thermography
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benefits
  • Reduction of production losses due to unplanned
  • Reduced maintenance and repair costs
  • Increased equipment life
  • Increased Mean-Time-Between-Failures (MTBF)
  • Increased productivity and profitability
  • Reduced insurance premiums
Applications
  • Condition monitoring
  • Medical imaging
  • Research
  • Process control
  • Non destructive testing