Montana
​Thermscan
​Thermal imaging for your Equine Partner.
Contact : Laine Jorgensen
(406)945-1118


What can Montana Thermscan do for you?

-Pre-Purchase Examinations
-Muscle soreness and Injury
-Ligament & Tendon damage
-Nerve Damage & injury
-Hoof Balance and foot problems
-Joint and Skeletal Problems
-Dental Problems
-Ulcer indicators
-Monitoring a diagnosed injury
-Saddle fitting & rider balance

Thermal Imaging should be the first Diagnostic Tool you count on when diagnosing injuries in your equine partner. Thermal Imaging has been honed and developed over the past thirty years, and scientifically proven in its benefits to vets and paraprofessionals in Europe and the US. Thermal Imaging provides a valuable addition to existing diagnostic tools such as X-rays, CT, MRI and Ultrasound scanning offered by your Vet. It also provides a visual management tool for owners and professionals monitoring or treating injury, illness or disease.

Montana Thermscans High Definition FLIR camera allows anatomical structures to be easily discerned, and pinpoint the root of the pain, allowing diagnosis or more targeted tests to be performed - saving time and money.


Thermal Imaging is Non-invasive, your horse remains comfortable Non-contact, allows your horse to be monitored from a distance Does not require sedation, no risk or additional costs Mobile service, eliminates travelling stress for your animal
​Thermal Imaging fills a gap in clinical diagnosis tools, and shows the animal's physiological state by graphically mapping skin surface temperature  in response to changes in blood flow. In healthy animals, the thermal pattern on the skin is symmetrical. This is because skin blood flow is controlled by the sympathetic nervous system.


Thermal Imaging effectively identifies problems in bone as well as soft-tissue, and can assist in the detection of nerve damage and dysfunction. It objectively measures the extent of any issues, and is highly effective for monitoring recovery progress. Thermal Imaging is very sensitive to changes in the muscular, vascular, skeletal and nervous systems, detecting temperature differences 40 times more sensitive than the human hand.

Clinical Use​​

Clinical  uses for Thermal Imaging include:
-Determining the extent of a diagnosed injury
-Detecting early lesions before they are clinically evident
-Identifying areas not previously identified where further diagnostic tests should be performed
-Monitoring the healing process before the animal is returned to work or training

Thermal Imaging fills a gap in clinical diagnosis tools, and shows the animal's physiological state by graphically mapping skin surface temperature in response to changes in blood flow. In healthy animals, the thermal pattern on the skin is symmetrical. This is because skin blood flow is controlled by the sympathetic nervous system.
Thermal Imaging can be used to determine if there is inflammation in an area that was sore on palpation, or to detect an area of increased blood flow when there is no specific pain or signs (subclinical inflammation). Research has shown that tendons and joints in horses will show inflammatory changes as much as three weeks before clinical lameness is apparent, as horses mask pain as an instinctive survival mechanism. Thermal imaging can also show Ulcer indicators in the front and hind gut.
Secondary Problems
Horses often have more then just one problem associated with lameness. If fact “ Horses are the Kings and Queens of Compensation!” Thermal imaging can help find underlying problem as well as the pain/inflammation caused from compensation. Finding areas with problems which may be overlooked, but which also require treatment to prevent reoccurrence of the primary problem.
Thermal imaging can identify sinus issues as well as lymphatic system problems and dental problems.
In addition to clinical uses, Equine Thermography provides an objective view on saddle fit, can aid in determining rider balance.