Veterinary medicine often is challenging and difficult. It is often frustrating for the vet and the client when deciding where to start looking especially in the case of subtle lamenesses or when a species is just not behaving as it should. When symptoms are changing or there is a lack of diagnostically recognisable symptoms combined with an animals inability to communicate where it feels pain, then traditional methods of mobilising the species or using intrusive diagnostic methods to see clinical lameness can do more harm than good.
Infrared thermography for vets, other clinicians or biologists can change the situation entirely, due to Thermography’s ability to locate heat from inflammation, or cold from interruption to blood supply or nerve supply. Post capturing an infrared scan we have the opportunity to locate an are of interest as well as a measure of the degree of damage.