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Welcome to vet-THERM
we specialize in veterinary infrared thermography. We provide a
range of services including equine infrared imaging and other companion animal
thermography, as well as veterinary infrared thermography
History of Veterinary Medical Thermography
Body surface temperature measurement is a tool that has been used for centuries starting
with the Greeks who covered the human body with mud and observed the patterns formed as
the mud dried. These methodologies thus evolved into modern veterinary medical thermography.
You go to the doctor or take your pet to the vet, and one of the first procedures that either
does is to take the internal body or "core" temperature with a thermometer. Temperature
changes are always the foremost indicators of a simultaneous structural change; generally
speaking, nature attempts to keep core temperatures stable so if the temperature is
changing, something is definitely happening. When a temperature change affects the
animal you care for, you understand the need to find the source of the problem quickly
and start the appropriate treatment as soon as possible.
Temperature change is where veterinary infrared thermography plays an important role. Measuring surface body
temperatures with a veterinary infrared thermography camera (IRT) is a much more sophisticated
version of the mud patterns used by the ancient Greeks. It shows us where to investigate further to find the
underlying problem. Once treatment has been instituted, it shows us how effective
the treatment is. And additionally, veterinary infrared thermography helps us monitor the animal athlete's body
to see how well it is adapting to any training it is undergoing.
Veterinary Infrared Thermography
IRT is a tool of the present that will continue to find use as we look into the future where it
will still be a primary indicator of change, good or bad. At vet-THERM, we are promoting the use of veterinary medical thermography to help insure
a better future for all animals and their owners/care takers.
Our Services Include:
- Infrared Imaging & Image Interpretation
- Veterinary Infrared Imaging Technician Training
- Infrared Camera System Consultation & Sales
- Internet Infrared Image Interpretation Service
See the Pictures
from Previous Seminars held in
New England, and the U.K.--
get information on the
classes: See on the "Training Page"
Basic Training Courses
to be held:
April 20-23(25), 2014; May 18-21 (23), 2014; June
22-5 (27), 2014 all in
on the "Training" page linked by the orange button at the top of
Plan Ahead: Basic and Advanced Courses
ABT Certified Veterinary Thermographer
Irritation from the saddle caused by compensatory movement to protect thin/sore soles.
Thoroughbred mare with declining performance. Thermogram showing an OCD lesion in right hock.