Equine Nerve Damage and Injury

Veterinary Thermal Imaging Camera used to detect: Horse nerve damage, Equine nerve injury, horse nerve problems, equine nerve pain - Equine Infrared

Our Thermal Imaging Cameras are extremely sensitive and very accurate.

Your horse's spinal cord branches into a network of nerves controlling various areas of his body. These nerves can become damaged through injury or even everyday activity, which can be difficult to detect without the use of thermal imaging

Our Thermal Imaging Cameras are extremely sensitive, and allows you to quickly and easily identify whether your horse is suffering from nerve damage or associated pain, whether this is along the spinal cord, or elsewhere in the body.

Many conditions, such as bulging disks which place pressure on the spinal cord are routinely picked using Equine Thermography, allowing prompt and appropriate treatment to begin.

equine thermography - Used to detect equine nerve damage, horse nerve problems, equine nerve injury and horse nerve pain - Equine Infrared Imaging

In the back, the normal dorsal stripe is the same width all the way along.

equine thermography - warm nerve root signatures indicating equine nerve damage, horse nerve problems, equine nerve injury and horse nerve pain - Equine Infrared

When interrupted, by pressure from vertebral disks, the dorsal cutaneous branch of the spinal segmental nerve sends off a warm ‘nerve root signature’, seen as a widening of the stripe, or an off-shooting horizontal line intersecting the dorsal stripe. Occassionally cooler patches are seen, or a mixture of the two.

 
equine thermography - dermatomes in a horse, indicative of horse nerve damage, equine nerve injury, horse nerve problems and equine nerve pain - Equine Infrared

Increased tone in the nerves (pressure) results in increased sympathetic tone, which produces cooling in the corresponding areas under control of different nerves. Very discrete borders are seen to the different areas of colour within the equine thermograph. These areas of colour are called dermatomes. Dermatome maps have been produced to identify the correlating nerve that is affected.

equine thermography - nerve dysfunction in a horse leg - horse nerve problems, horse nerve damage, equine nerve injury and equine nerve damage - Equine Infrared

An area of localised nerve dysfunction identified using Equine Thermography.


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