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Exciting Update!  April 2012 -

Miriah Stuart, owner of Equine Thermography Oregon

Voted Most Innovative Business of the Year for 2011

Presented by the Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce

at the 2nd Annual Vitality Awards Gala, April 20, 2012

Equine Thermography business is based on this truth:

Horses can’t tell you where it hurts

Heat (red & white) in this image is not normal.

Business owner Miriah Stuart uses a FLIR T300 infrared camera as a discovery tool to precisely locate where a horse is experiencing pain and inflammation. “The camera records temperatures that display in vivid colors,” said Stuart. “It doesn’t miss a thing, which means I can pinpoint where the issues are. When I provide these images to the veterinarian, they can see where to proceed with ultrasound or x-rays to arrive at their diagnosis.”

Stuart  was trained in thermal photography in 2010 at the University of Florida School of Veterinary Medicine. She is an Equine Body Worker, as certified by Equinology, Inc.®, and she has been providing equine body work since 2002.

“It’s a normal part of my work to discover horses in pain,” said Stuart. “But I couldn’t convince their owners that trouble was just around the corner, because they couldn’t see the problem. So I researched thermography and realized it was the best way to show folks why—and where—their horses were hurting. And now, horses are getting the help they need.”

“The technology is a difference-maker,” said Stuart. “But actually, thermography is simply a new vehicle for my compassion for animals, as well as my passion and energy for this kind of work.”

Thank you for your interest in Equine Bodywork and Horse Massage Therapy.

Your horse thanks you too!

Front leg stretch Washashe

This website is dedicated to the horses – and to helping them continue their exercise and training, without breaking down from soft tissue injuries that CAN be avoided.  With a talented and well trained therapist, you can receive all the benefits of a good sports massage.  Click here to read the Benefits page.  

Whether it’s the spring season or later into the summer and fall, your first call is to assess the problem with your horse’s health.  Do you need to call the vet?  If your horse suffered a traumatic injury – YES!  Call the vet.  If you sense that a lameness is beginning to show itself, there are alternatives to calling the vet.   

One of the services I added in 2010, is the addition of a FLIR infrared camera.  This camera takes thermal images of the horse (a full set is over 50 images) and shows us where there are issues.  If there is an inflammatory process at work, the camera will show the higher temperatures in that area.  If the horse has a nerve impingement, or loss of blood supply to the area, this will show as a cooler region.   

 

The heat in this image is not a normal thermal pattern

 

 

Click here to go to my Equine Thermography Oregon.com website for even more gallery images.  

Topics on This Page: horse | equine therapy | thermal imaging | flir  

 Horses can’t tell you where it hurts.