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Thermography in veterinary medicine: efficient and diverse
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Thermography in veterinary medicine: efficient and diverse

Stress-free diagnostics, economical application

Thermography in veterinary medicine: efficient and diverse

Early diagnosis with thermography

Just like with humans, the body temperature of an animal can indicate a variety of health problems or provide information on changing vital conditions. Even the smallest temperature deviations can be a decisive indication. With the help of thermography, this can be diagnosed at an early stage and several times more favourably than with conventional examination methods in the animal clinic.

Inflammations or injuries activate the natural defence mechanism of the animal's body, which results in an increased blood flow and is reflected in the surface temperature. These small temperature differences are made visible by suitable thermography cameras, such as the devices of the IC series from Trotec and allow to treat the animals at an early stage. This pays off, for instance, for horse and dog breeders as this method is very cost-efficient.

Common diseases that can be diagnosed with a thermal imaging camera:

  • Multiple inflammations in animals
  • Udder diseases in cows, an ongoing topic in dairy cattle farming
  • Lameness of horses as well as relieving postures and gait disorders
  • Hoof and claw diseases in horses and cattle
  • Painful pressure points caused by a horse’s saddle
  • Muscle and joint inflammations

Moreover the intended purpose of thermography is not only limited to diagnostics in case of acute problems. A thermal imaging camera also shows its strengths in prevention, for example when monitoring pregnancies in livestock breeding, in zoo or wild animals, or for regular health checks performed by veterinarians. An animal-friendly examination method with high profitability.

Thermography in veterinary medicine: efficient and diverse

If the animal feels good, the human will be happy.

The uncomplicated thermographic examination is utterly stress-free for the animal. Since the examination with a thermal imaging camera is a non-contact measuring method, the animal does not get unnecessarily excited – a problem frequently occurring with conventional diagnostics.

Dog owners can tell you a thing or two about it: The thermal imaging camera IC085LV allows you, for example, to record diagnostically conclusive real-time videos even if the animal to be examined is of a very agile and lively breed.

Thus, thermography enables a variety of different examinations – and all this without the radiation hazards of other imaging methods such as X-rays. And also here, thermography scores with comparatively low investment costs.

Unlimited mobility, varied fields of application

Modern thermography can be applied at any time and anywhere. Due to their compact design, Trotec thermal imaging cameras are predestined for mobile application. Whether in a stable, zoo or veterinary practice, at a tournament or in livestock breedingappreciate as well.

Possible applications of thermography in veterinary medicine:

  • Diagnostics in varied areas
  • Prophylaxis
  • Pregnancy control
  • Additional pre-purchase examination
  • Doping tests of applied substances

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Application example for veterinary medicine

  • Observing wild animals

    In addition to binoculars, there is mainly one piece of equipment that is indispensable for observing wild animals: a thermal imaging camera. With the help of infrared images, animals can be tracked even in poor visibility conditions and total darkness. With the thermal imaging cameras of the IC series Trotec provides reliable observation equipment. Handy, precise and resistant – and all of this...

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  • Equine thermography

    The horse is one of the most popular animals in Germany. If a horse suffers a disease or an acute injury, however, costs for medical examinations can be comparatively high. The later the physical impairment is detected, the more time-consuming and cost-intensive the healing process will be. This is why thermography is increasingly used for prophylaxis, acute diagnostics and rehabilitation.

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  • Infrared thermography for stock breeding

    Thermal imaging cameras have for several years proven their worth in the industrial stock breeding of cattle, pigs, sheep, goats and poultry. They constitute an inexpensive and very early temperature measuring method providing important information about the overall condition of the breeding animal for both the breeder and the vet. Trotec offers a wide range of devices for infrared thermography.

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  • Ventilation in livestock farming

    A good climate is decisive for livestock farming. All farm animals, whether dairy cows, calves, fattening pigs, laying or slaughter poultry, primarily need fresh air to prevent them from perishing early and to prevent the production of milk, meat or eggs from dropping tremendously. Even frequent cleaning does not necessarily protect the air in the stable from becoming contaminated. Due to...

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