Thermal imaging is a COMPLETELY NON-INVASIVE, supportive tool that identifies areas of increased heat and potential pain.
It can reduce the guesswork foryour regular veterinarianby narrowing the area of "generalized" acute or chronic pain into areas to target his/her diagnosis, potentially reducing the number of x-ray, ultrasound, scintigraphy, etc. thereby reducing amount of exposure to radiation AND cost.
It can identify areas of the spine and deep body cavity areas that can be helped by your equine chiropractor evaluate and adjust your horse for proper alignment.
It also can be used as support for saddle fit to helpyour saddle fitting professional fit, refit, or flock your saddle based on working comfort that your horse can't tell you about.
It is a supportive tool for your training program and foryour trainer/instructor--are the horses' muscles working evenly? Is there evenness in the exertion level in opposing muscle groups, which may be an indication of faulty rider position, ill-fitting saddle, bit comfort, energy resistance or blockages, or the effectiveness of the level of work, i.e. can they handle a greater amount or level of work, or are they being pushed into the red zone, do they need to work harder, or do they need some time off, etc.
It can help to evaluate hoof flight pattern, and pinpoint internal hoof inflamation areas which can help you andyour farrierdecide shoeing options by conformation, discipline or purpose.
It can identify areas in the large muscles that may give information toyour body workerso they can be more targeted in the areas to release...
Is the TMJ area sore? which may be a bitting problem, or indication of a tooth problem foryour equine dentist.
It is meant as a support to the rest of your team; it is NOT meant to replace any service provided by your current vet, farrier, chiropractor, body worker, equine dentist, etc. It is to give information in a non-invasive way.😊
There are many, many supportive applications for thermal imaging and it supports all the members of your team. It does not interfere or replace ANY professional who provides other services to your horse. We want to be PART of your team for the benefit of your horse....Thermal Imaging gives a voice to your horse without invading a single hair on his/her head!
Karen Knarr DVM, CVA, is a certified veterinary acupuncturist and this business offers acupuncture and laser to those who want it and do not already have a practitioner for these services.
TRIP CHARGE--$50.00 minimum within a 50 mile radius; $.57 per mile for over 50 miles (will be shared for multiple clients at the same site)
BASIC BODY SCAN—$125.00 (includes 10-16 images of resting horse)
ADDITIONAL TARGETED SCANS—(basic body scan required for comparison)
Targeted specific area--$25.00 per area (hocks, front knees, pasterns/hooves, stifle area, shoulder area, back, etc.)
Saddle fit evaluation—$40.00 (scans of back area before and after 15 minutes of work)
Workout evaluation--$100.00 (second full body scan after 15 minutes of work)
All thermography scans include a written report to accompany images which will be emailed. Additional charge for printed copies.
LASER THERAPY--$50.00 up to 10 minutes, $75.00 over 10 minutes
*Acupuncture services will be added in Alabama shortly. All services are available in all other states currently in our service area.
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