Baseline Screening

Baseline Screening for Your Horse – Invest into their health!
Baseline screening is a valuable tool for any horse owner whether you are competing at the top level, a happy hacker or bringing horses back into work after a well-earned rest or an injury. The idea of baseline screening is to collect reliable data that can be archived for future comparisons.
Digital infrared thermographic imaging (DITI) is a test of physiology and is most helpful when used to monitor changes over time, which in turn can help to localise future injuries and signs of disease at an early stage. Understanding what is “normal” for your horse is a vital part of monitoring changes to his health. Our screening service can build an objective picture of your horse’s norm and provides a non-invasive way monitor them throughout their lifetime.

The Benefits?
The technology is non-invasive, sedation free and affordable. Our team can visit your yard to collect data and screening is stress free for most horses. Once we have collected the initial data you will be able to use the technology to assist with diagnosis in the future, monitor changes and help identify numerous conditions.

When is the best time to have a baseline scan?
Collecting data when your horse is healthy and sound provides a good scientific basis for future monitoring. Screening horses that have recently been purchased has also proven helpful along with screening before they return to work.

The Cost?
The cost of a baseline scan with SyncEquine is £100 and includes a full body scan, dynamic testing (exercise testing), post exercise rescan along with the archiving of all images in our veterinary system ready for future comparisons.
Free screening is available for individuals that would be interested in hosting an educational demonstration (T&C apply). Book your horse’s baseline scan with our team today. 
 

Soft Tissue

Thermography's ability to detect abnormality within tendons and ligaments 2-6 weeks before structural lesions are present can be of great benefit to those competing or working with horses in a professional environment such as racing or dressage. Thermography can measure inflammatory processes and can localises the initial stages of breakdown when being used on a regular basis, once we have identified a potential problem, ultrasound may been needed to confirm the diagnosis.   Click here for more information

Joints

We regularly monitor joints for osteoarthritis and our service can help to identify changes at an early stage along with monitoring existing conditions that may need medication or treatment. Thermography is not reliant on structural changes and shows abnormal activity in the joints, if we highlight an area of concern you may need an x-ray to rule out structural changes. 

Disease

Thermography can help to detect disease and with the correct interpretation from our team of vets it is possible gain information on numerous conditions such as laminitis and wobblers syndrome.  It can help to monitor affected horses and assist with preventative care.
We offer screening packages and region scans to our clients along with running clinics as local practices.