Pre-Scan Preparation Equine or Canine

Intense exercise should be avoided in all animals for at least 2 hours prior to a resting examination.

• Please note:  Equine or Canine that is wet or damp will not be screened. Moisture on the coat blocks the emitted infrared rays therefore altering the results.

  Please read below and follow Pre-Scan Preparation. This is crucial for accurate thermal readings. The animal is its own heat control and will

absorb artificial and natural heat sources. Owner/Rider/Trainer/Groom must be present-they know the details of the horse and its history.

Thermal imaging is an adjunctive test which contributes to the process of differential diagnosis, and is not independently diagnostic of pathology.

Resting inside


*Horse resting inside stable 60 minutes prior to scan

*no fans blowing on them

*no windows with sun shining on them



*Screening area - Normally the dog’s home: we can discuss this with you at the time of booking.

* If the dog is in an outside kennel it will need to be brought into the area it will be tested, at least for 60 minutes prior to us arriving.

*no fans blowing on them

*no windows with sun shining on them

Grooming & Wraps


*ALL grooming complete 60 minutes prior to scan

*Tails wrapped and up

*Mane banded or be laid over to the side of the neck not currently being imaged


*clean and dry hooves picked out

**scans cannot see through pads


*Dogs need to be as clean as possible and groomed to remove any debris from the body surface .

*Grooming should be done no later than 1 hour before screening as this can affect the test.

Liniment & Adj​ustments​

Equine & Canine

*Bandages, boots, wraps or blankets removed 30 minutes prior to scan

*No use of Magnetic Blankets or Boots 4-6 hours prior to scan

*Massage 24 hours prior to scan

*No Poultice, liniments, ointments, or fly sprays 24 hours prior to scan

*EMS, TENS, laser, acupuncture chiropractor, for 24 hours prior to scanning.