Equine IR–New Online Training Class by United Infrared

August 28, 2014
Equine IR–New Online Training Class by United Infrared

Infrared Thermal Imaging for Horses – popularly known as Equine IR – announces new online study course by United Infrared, which stated that the EquineIR class now has ‘seats available’ beginning Sept. 1, 2014 and registration is open.

PRLog - Aug. 26, 2014 - Infrared Thermal Imaging for Horses – popularly known as Equine IR – announces new online study course by United Infrared, which stated that the EquineIR class now has ‘seats available’ beginning Sept. 1, 2014 and registration is open. United Infrared is the originator of the EquineIR concept and the acknowledged leader in the industry.

Previously, an infrared thermal imaging for horses (Equine IR) – often required extensive travel to and from the course, plus an additional three days’ classroom and hands-on training in a workshop environment. Much of that training can now be accomplished online, with the student now able to do studying at a pace and time more conducive to his or her personal schedule. There is still a hands-on component, but that can now be handled in a number of different ways.

United Infrared has been instructing aspiring technicians in the art and science of equine infrared thermal imaging and thermography for half-a-dozen years now. Hence, its reputation as the leader in the industry.

EquineIR™ is an International Network of Certified Thermographers who have been trained in the application of Equine Thermography. Equine scans can be done at the local veterinary office or, more likely, a barn location. A call to the office of United Infrared today can request a survey via its website to locate a certified technician in your area. (website:

Get the answers you need to take corrective action from United Infrared's team of certified thermographers, which are part of an international network of thermal imaging professionals, and can provide a local service so your investment in your horse’s health is reasonable--and includes a veterinary interpretation.

*Multi-horse and ongoing survey discounts available. Interpretation services available through affiliate licensed veterinarians. Travel fees may apply. If you’d like an infrared thermal imaging scan for your horse, you can begin the process by simply submitting a survey request for a full quote in your area.

The program is headed up by Technical Directors, Dr. Joanna L. Robson, DVM, CVSMT, CMP, CVA, SFT, and also Michael DeLeonardo Jr., C.J.F., A.P.F., R.J.F.

Dr. Joanna L. Robson is a Licensed Veterinarian and owner of Inspiritus Equine, Inc., an integrative veterinary practice dedicated to the whole horse approach. Joanna is also co-owner of the Equine Technology Center in Salinas, CA. She lectures both nationally and internationally on recognizing the horse in pain, the uses of thermography in the equine industry, the anatomy of saddle-fitting, and understanding alternative medicine modalities.

Dr. Robson has numerous publications online and in print, and is the author of the book “Recognizing the Horse in Pain…And What You Can Do About It!” Dr. Robson is a graduate of the Washington State University Honors Veterinary Medicine Program.

Joanna Robson has also been a featured speaker as the past two Thermal Imaging Conferences in San Diego and Las Vegas (, teaching some of the medical/veterinary tracks at those conferences.

Michael DeLeonardo is a Certified Journeyman Farrier, and owner of DeLeonardo Farrier Service. His farrier service is devoted to providing the most up to date and comprehensive farrier care available and the use of infrared technology as it pertains to the farrier regarding diagnosis of lameness.

Michael is a certified tester for the American Farrier Association certification program. He was the resident farrier for the Ausaymas Veterinary Service, Hollister CA (1985-2000) as well as working with other veterinarians throughout the United States. Michael travels throughout the country presenting lectures and classes on lower limb lameness, shoeing techniques and practices.

DeLeonardo sits on the Editorial Advisory Board of the American Farriers Journal as well as contributes articles to the publication. Michael was inducted into the International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame in 2008.

The business aspects of equine thermography are taught by Peter Hopkins, who is a Level III Certified Infrared Thermographer and is a founding partner and current vice president of United Infrared, Inc.,

Before Thermography, Veterinarians could only locate problems using traditional methods such as observation and palpation. Now, using advanced EquineIR™ thermography, abnormalities present stressed tissues even before damage occurs.

This methodology has been developed and refined over the past twenty-five years and has been proven to be an effective imaging technique useful for veterinarians in the diagnosing of conditions.

Uses of equine thermography include: pre-purchase; hoof balancing; inflammation; general diagnostics & preventive medicine; pre-event imaging; saddle fit; muscle/nerve injury.

An informative video on how someone can learn about equine thermography as a business is available online, at United Infrared’s YouTube channel: