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Equine Thermography Category 1

Thermal Imaging Qualification

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

• Principles of Infrared Thermography
• Equipment and Data Acquisition
• Thermal Image Processing
• Basic Reporting for Equine Scans
• Basic Equine Pattern Recognition

• Basics of Equine Anatomy & Physiology
• Setting up an IR Camera
• Applications of Thermography
• Thermal Imaging Best Practice
• Pre-scan, Scan and Post-scan Procedures

Certification Options


The Equine Thermography Category 1 qualification, certified by the iRed Academy.

Assessment Requirements:
1 x iRed Examination
5 x Formative Scans Submitted for Assessment

£1450.00 ex. VAT
£725.00 ex. VAT

50% Off

Course Details

£1450.00 ex. VAT
£725.00 ex. VAT

50% Off


Entry Criteria
This course requires no previous thermal imaging experience or equipment

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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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Our practical exercises take place at Foxhill Livery Yard.

Foxhill Livery Yard is situated in the hamlet of Aldsworth, on the edge of Stansted Estate. This 24 box livery yard provides rehabilitation services as well as full and exercise livery to clients, who are looking for the very best care for their horse. Boasting 75 acres of prime grazing land, Foxhill is equipped to be able to deal with all horses young and old. Current liveries include para riders, historical reinactment and affiliated competitors.

As a fully qualified and staffed yard, Foxhill is able to offer full rehab services and has experience in pre and post surgery cases, box rest and grass rehab. Current examples include post surgery flexor tendon repair, navicular rehab and arthritic remodelling identification and treatment.

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