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AS9 - thermography
Vetdrop TDA - Thermography Report
We thank Simone Wettstein for her excellent report.
It is the first time that we have used thermography to examine whether we can find a product after it has been applied and how long the depot remains visible. The study was carried out over 3 weeks.
She explained: I would like to find out how long the duration of the depot formation of the substances, via transdermal application with the Vetdrop device, lasts after 3 uses and whether there is a difference in the two different muscular substances. If the application stimulates increased blood flow, it should be possible to record this with the thermal imaging camera and check the duration of its effectiveness. I have been working with Vetdrop for a long time and have had very good experiences with it. I also wanted to see whether these successes can be represented thermographically.
We have tested a product that is used for chronic complaints and that has a warming function. The effect was visible in a large proportion of the horses.
I treated 12 horses in total. On the first slide you can see that 4 horses showed no appreciable reaction. Of these 4, 2 were older horses, over 20 years old, and, I believe, older horses need more treatment than just 3 days for their bodies to build up a depot. In all other cases, the product could be found after the treatment and, we could also show that the product remains on average for up to 6-7 days as a depot. To further explain the situation, I have attached the pictures taken for test person H.
After his face are photos of his croup taken from day 1 to day 18. You can see that the horse has a very large cold spot on the right side of its croup. For a better illustration, I have adjusted the settings so that the cold spot is shown in blue. This cold spot is only visible on the right side of the croup and only at the beginning. All pictures were taken after treatment and exercise.
After the first treatment and until the end of the treatment, this blue area will disappear while maintaining almost the same original temperature readings. We believe that the area shown in blue in this case means that the area is cold and the muscles are tense. It is also very important to compare the two sides of the animal that you are treating. When treating croup, as in this case, the colors on both sides should be more or less the same. If that is not the case and there is a difference, it can be concluded that there is a problem in this area.
Of course a horse is a living being, the tension changes and some days it is a little higher than others, which could be caused by the work of the horse the day before. The horse's owner saw a real improvement and asked us to continue the treatments. What we were able to determine thanks to the treatment and the many photos over a long period of time was a striking abnormality in the muscles, in the area of the right ischial tuberosity, which could possibly be the actual cause of the tension.
In consultation with our veterinarian, we treated the horse with another substance that helps with tendon and ligament strains or muscle injuries. We examined the horse thermographically and you can see that the noticeable point has disappeared within 2 treatments. After the exam, we treated the horse once a week and it has since recovered so well that no further treatment was needed after 4 weeks. We also believe that the body seems to remember the treatment method and that it has an immediate effect when it is used again. This means that the treatment intervals can be delayed again and again, which makes the treatment very cost-effective.