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The Application of Infrared Thermography in Equestrian Sport

  • Maria Soroko
  • Mina C. G. Davies Morel
  • Kevin Howell
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Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)

Abstract

Infrared thermography has found a broad range of applications in equestrian sport as a complementary diagnostic tool in veterinary practice and sport performance. Thermal imaging is useful for monitoring changes to a horse’s body surface temperature resulting from exercise, allowing evaluation of the contribution of individual parts of the body to horse performance. Thermography can play an important role in rehabilitation, indicating an area of abnormality and so guiding where to concentrate further diagnostic imaging or treatment.

Keywords

Distal Limb Surface Temperature Distribution Hair Coat Thermographic Image Body Surface Temperature 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Soroko
    • 1
  • Mina C. G. Davies Morel
    • 2
  • Kevin Howell
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Horse Breeding and Equestrian Studies, Institute of Animal BreedingWrocław University of Environmental and Life SciencesWrocławPoland
  2. 2.Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural SciencesAberystwyth UniversityCeredigionUK
  3. 3.Microvascular Diagnostics, Institute of Immunity and TransplantationRoyal Free HospitalLondonUK

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