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Equine Thermography Category 1

Thermal Imaging Course for Equine Professionals

Equine thermal imaging is an invaluable tool for detecting problem areas and monitoring injury in horses

The Equine Thermography Category 1 course delivers the fundamental knowledge required for undertaking basic thermal imaging equine scans. The course is aimed at those new to industry, and does not require any previous experience or thermal imaging equipment.

Using thermal imaging cameras on horses (or warm-blooded animals) allows for the discovery of abnormal thermal patterns, the identification of potential error sources and the assessment of training performance. The Equine Thermography Category 1 course conforms to ISO 18434 and ISO 18436 standards, with the course content conforming to AAT Veterinary Guidelines for Infrared Thermography.

Course Content

Day 1

• Thermal Camera Set-Up
• Thermal Camera Operation
• Thermal Camera Calibration

Day 2

• Thermal Image Processing
• Practical Exercises
• Basics of Infrared Thermography

Day 3

• Basic Reporting for Equine Scans
• Basic Equine Pattern Recognition
• Basics of Equine Anatomy & Physiology

Day 4

• Setting up an Infrared Camera
• Pre-Scan Procedures
• Scanning Procedures

Day 5

• Post-Scan Procedures
• Final Examination

Course content is subject to change

Course Details

Requiring no previous veterinary or thermography experience, this course takes delegates through a range of practical exercises both in the classroom and in the field, together with formative case studies. These will instil the knowledge required to capture accurate equine thermal images and undertake basic reporting.

As a diagnostic tool within the equine industry, infrared cameras allow for the quick identification of hot spots on horses. When assessed as part of a pattern, these hotspots can indicate areas of concern relating to injury, saddle-fit and general performance.

Equine thermography in practice enables delegates to measure heat emissions from a horse’s body to identify problem areas such as:

  • Nerve damage
  • Bone injury
  • Undiagnosed lameness
  • Muscle damage
  • Soft-tissue damage
  • Tendon stress
  • Incorrect saddle fit

In addition, delegates attending this course will be able to monitor injury and recovery, along with equine performance in general.

The course conforms to AAT Veterinary Guidelines for Infrared Thermography as well as ISO 18434 and ISO 18436 standards.

This course requires no previous thermal imaging experience or equipment.

Successful completion of the Equine Thermography Category 1 qualification requires delegates to pass an examination and submit five thermal imaging equine reports to the iRed Academy for assessment.

The examination (multiple-choice) will take place on the last day of the course, and the five thermal imaging reports can be submitted to the iRed Academy up to a year after course completion.

iRed is an industry-leading thermal imaging consultancy and training centre, providing specialist thermal imaging surveys and accredited infrared training across the UK and worldwide.

In operation before thermal imaging had been accepted as a mainstream inspection tool, iRed has always used the latest techniques, technologies and industry practices to deliver thermal analysis solutions for a variety of clients within commercial, industrial and scientific industries.

iRed works closely with leading education institutions including the University of Portsmouth and Coleg Cambria. In doing so, the team has been able to pioneer new techniques and practices for industry. This has led to iRed being accredited by both the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing and the Awarding Body of the Built Environment.

For those interested in a taster session before attending a level 1 thermography course, our one-day introduction to equine thermography course is available.

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What’s included?

All course fees include tuition, printed course materials including training manuals and daily lunch & refreshments.

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