Equine Thermographers Course

Learn advanced pattern recognition for equine scanning.

3 Days
Gloucester, United Kingdom


Become an equine thermographer and undertake advanced thermal imaging on horses.

The Equine Thermographers Course is designed for delegates who have already attended the Equine Thermal Imaging Technician Course, and are looking to advance their existing skills and knowledge.
The course builds on the practice of stationary equine scanning by introducing pre and post exercise scans, using thermal imaging video as a visual aid, to evaluate performance. This enables equine thermographers to identify problems that only present themselves during movement.
Delegates will be taught how to detect dermatomes and differentiate between natural thermal cut-offs. This provides vets with an early indication of nerve damage, which can otherwise affect performance, comfort and health.

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Interest-free finance is available for this course.

Delegates must complete the Equine Thermal Imaging Technicians course to attend this course.

Course Content

Day 1

• Principles of Infrared Thermography
• Emissivity, RAT and IFoV
• Equipment & Data Acquisition
• Thermal Imaging Best Practice

Day 2

• Advanced Pattern Recognition and Analysis
• Physiology of Thermal Patterns
• Equine Dermatome Detection
• Assessing Horse on the Lunge

Day 3

• Working with Equine Professionals
• Advanced Reporting and Documentation
• Advanced Thermal Image Processing
• Equine Business Planning

Course content is subject to change

Course Details

Delegates attending this course will need to have completed the Equine Thermal Imaging Technicians Course before attending.

iRed training courses are delivered by industry experts, each with many years of teaching experience.

Our instructors have delivered hundreds of accredited thermal imaging courses, seminars, workshops and presentations since 2002. Courses have been delivered to multi-national organisations, global brands, universities, local authorities and small businesses throughout the world.

By working closely with leading educational institutions such as the University of Portsmouth, we’re able to ensure our courses are are constantly up-to-date with the latest techniques and practices from industry.

To find out more about our instructors, visit ired.ac.uk/instructors

Successful completion of the Equine Thermographers qualification requires delegates to pass a theory examination, provide analysis on twenty case studies and submit one thermal imaging equine report to the iRed Academy for assessment.

The theory examination will be provided on the last day of the course, with the remaining assessment criteria to be submitted within a year of course completion.

To complete the report, delegates will be required to use a thermal imaging camera. Discounted thermal imaging cameras for students are available to hire or purchase from our online store.

Assessment Criteria


Assessment by Exams

Students attending this course will need to complete an equine thermography examination on their final day.


Assessment by Coursework

Students will need to submit one equine thermal imaging report for assessment, along with providing a brief analysis on twenty case studies.

Further Information

Those attending the course are not required to own a thermal imaging camera. All equipment for training will be provided for the duration of the course.

A laptop is required for processing thermal images during the course.

“Very good knowledge provided during the course and lots of information attained. The course very much exceeded expectations.”

Jamie Taylor, Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)

“Fantastic course, instructed by some of the most knowledgeable people in industry. Both theory based and vocational, it’s a great mix of both.”

Robert Wade, Condor Ferries

“Course thoroughly met our expectations and gave us great confidence in our ability to use and understand our thermal camera.”

Chris Davies, Eastwood Media

“The instructors were well informed, engaging and balanced the practical training with the theoretical training. Highly recommended to anyone seeking to improve their skills.”

Vasileios Sougkakis, University of Nottingham

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