Veterinary Thermal Imaging provides a valuable addition to existing diagnostic tools such as X-rays, MRI scans and Ultrasound and provides a visual tool for owners and professionals monitoring or treating injury, illness or disease. Very distinctive thermal patterns can be seen where joint injuries or degeneration is present, or has been present in the horse. In chronic pain syndromes or chronic degenerative processes like arthritis, there is initially an increase in blood flow which then creates a further increase in joint temperature.
The Thermal Imaging camera used in these studies was the only nitrogen cooled camera in the UK that was licensed for medical and veterinary use at the time of the study. The very latest on the market and extremely sensitive, able to pin point subtle temperature changes associated with joint problems – one of the biggest causes of lameness in a horse.
StreamZ differs to traditional magnetic therapy. Magnets create a pulse which in turns heats up that localised area, helping to increase blood flow. The aim of using this technology was to show how StreamZ does not create heat allowing the bands to be used for long periods of time, 24/7 if required.