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.
• Thermal Camera Set-Up
• Thermal Camera Operation
• Thermal Camera Calibration
• Thermal Image Processing
• Practical Exercises
• Basics of Infrared Thermography
• Basic Reporting for Equine Scans
• Basic Equine Pattern Recognition
• Basics of Equine Anatomy & Physiology
• Setting up an Infrared Camera
• Pre-Scan Procedures
• Scanning Procedures
• Post-Scan Procedures
• Final Examination
Course content is subject to change
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.
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.
All course fees include tuition, printed course materials including training manuals and daily lunch & refreshments.
Speak to an advisor
To speak to one of our Learning Advisors, call us on +44 (0)1243 370 296 or message us using the web-chat below.
Introduction to Equine Thermography
1 Day | £165.00 ex. VAT
Designed to give delegates an insight into the practice of equine and animal scanning using thermal imaging cameras.
Equine Thermography Category 2
3 Days | £1650.00 ex. VAT
Designed for practicing equine thermographers looking to learn advanced thermal pattern recognition and report writing.
Thermography Category 1
4 Days | £1400.00 ex. VAT
Designed to deliver the essential skills and knowledge requried for basic thermal imaging. Optional certification to ISO 18436 standards.
Thermal Imaging Courses
Industry recognised thermal imaging training courses, accredited to national standards.