Thermographic diagnostics in equine back pain
ABSTRACT Infrared thermographic imaging (ITI) is the most sensitive objective imaging currently available for the detection of back disease in horses. It is, however, only a physiological study primarily of vasomotor tone overlying other superficial tissue factors. Interpretation requires extreme care in imaging protocol and in understanding the significance of altered sympathetic nervous tone and the sympathetic distribution. Most discussions on back pain have centered on nociception and inflammatory events. ITI provides information and localization for more significant than diagnosing areas of hot spots. Chronic back pain usually involves vasoconstriction at the affected sites and from ITI studies in man, we have an opportunity to appreciate chronic pain phenomena that involves non-inflammatory events. These occur commonly in horses, but are still seldom recognized and treated.
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- "O uso de radiografias, como método isolado é o menos efetivo para o diagnóstico de lombalgia primária, além de envolver equipamentos de alto custo (Martin e Klide, 1999). Enquanto a radiografia reflete alterações anatômicas, mas não necessariamente um problema corrente, a cintilografia reflete alterações no metabolismo ósseo e juntos diminuem o número de falso-positivos (Schweinitz, 1999). Denoix (1999b) considera a ultrassonografia a melhor técnica para avaliação do ligamento supraespinhal e discos intervertebrais lombosacrais. "
Article: LOMBALGIA EM EQUINOS04/2012; 5(4).
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- "Thermographic imaging The assumption when using thermographic imaging is that pain is going to be associated with an increase in temperature because of an inflammatory response or that there is going to be a decrease in temperature because of chronic changes in autonomic tone or scarring. Thermographic imaging has been useful for the localization of limb pain and has also been useful for analysis of back pain   "
ABSTRACT: This chapter begins by providing an overview of current philosophies relevant to equine pain management. Objective and subjective techniques for assessing pain and the limitations of these are then described in depth. The conclusion emphasizes the need for an evidence based approach to managing pain in the horse and sets the stage for subsequent chapters in this edition.Veterinary Clinics of North America Equine Practice 05/2002; 18(1):1-19, v. DOI:10.1016/S0749-0739(02)00009-3 · 1.05 Impact Factor