ANIMAL THERMOLOGY RESEARCH
ADVANCING TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS VIA RESEARCH , COLLABORATION AND EDUCATION
THE ATLAS PROJECT
Vet-IR’s dedicated Zoology branch – Species-IR has developed and launched a unique project called the Species-IR Atlas Project which aims to collate quality controlled thermology data from a diverse range of species forming an index of IR imaging applications in relation to disease detection. This is a long term project run in collaboration with a number of institutions and will form a global education resource for practising vets, vet students in training, zoos and zoologists.
If you are interested in becoming involved in this project please contact us. We are always keen to hear about projects and data collections from fellow professionals. We also keep our subscribers and members up to date with the lastest Altas Project news.
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At Vet-IR we have a team of experienced imaging consultants ready to provide assistance on small animal, equine, exotics or zoology projects. We have the experience and practical knowledge on how best to design IR imaging into your research proposals and execute it for reliable and accurate results. Our Zoology branch offers bespoke physiological imaging services for Zoos, an area requiring specialist knowledge on animal physiology and anatomy for a range of different species, many of which have evolved unique adaptations for thermoregulation which need to be considered.
Vet-IR has a number of research projects underway with research partners/collaborators. We update our industry members about these projects and ways they can potentially assist.
The application of IR imaging within zoos is not new, but historically has been used sporadically in an ad hoc way with varying specifications of equipment. Being a portable, noninvasive and sedation free imaging modality, IR imaging is a powerful tool for zoos and other animal institutions. The applications are not only limited to physiological imaging, but also behavioural and enclosure monitoring and design studies. However, as with any emerging technology, extensive research needs to be undertaken to determine its strengths and limitations in these areas.
Species-IR has some exciting research projects in the pipeline in collaboration with our Zoo partners, ready to launch in 2020/2021 focusing on macropods, joint health, and a longitudinal multi-species study on pregnancy detection.
If you are interested in learning more or running your own project then get in touch .
THE RESEARCH DIGEST
Stay up to date with some of the most relevant and current research in the areas of animal and veterinary thermology as well as wider applications in Zoology and Biological Sciences in our Research Digest Zone. Click to download the below papers.
- McGowan et.al (2015) Medical Infrared Imaging of Normal and Dysplastic Elbows in Dogs
- Sung et al. (2019) Medical infrared thermal imaging of canine appendicular bone neoplasia
- Wilk et al. (2020) Distribution of Superficial Body Temperature in Horses Ridden by Two Riders with Varied Body Weights
- Soroko et al. (2016) Application of thermography in racehorse performance
- Tsai et al. (2020) Physical and behavioral adaptations to prevent overheating of the living wings of butterflies
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