Evidence-based and yet very practical, Equine Thermography in Practice discusses how to use thermography in the diagnosis of equine musculoskeletal injuries and what the user can expect to see in normal versus injured horses, giving guidelines for best practice. The book builds from basics, covering the principles of thermography, its applications in equine veterinary medicine, and the role of the technique in rehabilitating the equestrian athlete.
Extensively illustrated and thoroughly referenced, this book is indispensable to novice and experienced practitioners using the technique, including equine veterinarians and equine physiotherapists and body work practitioners.
1: Principles of equine thermography
2: Fundamentals of thermographic examination
3: Interpretation of thermographic images and the normal superficial temperature distribution of the horse
4: Development of equine thermography and its use in equestrianism
5: The use of thermography in physiotherapy
Dr. Maria Soroko-Dubrovina, PhD, MSc is Associate professor and researcher at the Institute of Animal Breeding, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland. Fulbright Scholar, Department of Animal Science, Purdue University 2018. She gained her PhD in Agricultural Science with a specialization in Animal Husbandry from the University of Environmental and Life Sciences of Wroclaw. Her Master's degree in Equine Science was completed at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK. Recently, in 2019, Maria was awarded the higher degree of Habilitated Doctor by the University of Agriculture in Cracow, Poland. Since 2008 she has practiced thermography extensively in equine physiotherapy and in veterinary medicine, cooperating with veterinarians, horse breeders and trainers. She is also the owner and director of the company "Equine Massage," which offers equine rehabilitation and thermography services, professional courses and workshops associated with horse rehabilitation and the application of thermography in veterinary and sports medicine. Maria's scientific research interests cover the aspect of animals thermoregulation, with the focus on mechanisms heat transfer depending on horses' individual characteristics, performance, and changing environmental conditions. Research interests also include application of thermography in equine veterinary medicine and rehabilitation. She is a member of the European Association of Thermography. She has many years of experience in equine physiotherapy, achieving qualifications as an Equine Body Worker in sport massage and remedial therapy. Maria is also a British Horse Society riding instructor.
Dr. Mina Davies Morel, PhD, Reg. Anim. Sci., SFHEA is an Emeritus Reader at Aberystwyth University. After studying for her degree in Animal Science at Nottingham University she went on to do her PhD at Aberystwyth University. After her Animal Health Trust Wooldridge farm livestock personal post-doctoral scholarship she took up a position on the staff of the Welsh Agricultural College and then Aberystwyth University where she set up and managed the Equine Department. Throughout her career Mina developed and managed, as well as taught, on the University's suite of equine science and studies courses, ranging from Foundation degree to MSc. She had particular responsibility for postgraduate students and for many years was Course Director of the MSc Equine Science and MSc Animal Science courses in addition to being Director of Postgraduate taught programs and supervising research students. Mina was awarded the University teaching excellence award and the Higher Education Academy Senior Fellowship award. She has taught at and held external examiner/adviser positions in numerous universities in the UK and abroad. Mina has published widely in the scientific and popular press in addition to being the author of 4 text books. Mina retired in 2020 and was awarded an Emeritus position at Aberystwyth University where, along with Edinburgh University, she continues to teach, as well as continuing her lifelong interest in horses as a hobby.