The use of a thermal camera can help in the location of potential causes of lameness. It provides a highly sensitive, early indicator of subtle circulatory changes in soft tissue. Inflammatory reactions in joints and tendons may be detected from 2 - 6 weeks prior to the clinical appearance of lameness. Thermal imaging also allows the visualization of neuro-vascular changes, including the effect of vaso-active substances.
Dr. Boldt has offered thermography for several years after taking the Veterinary Thermal Imaging course given thru Vetel Diagnostics. Dr. Boldt utilizes a FLIR thermal imaging camera.