Check it Out!
[Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]
[Date Index] [Thread Index] [Author Index] [Subject Index]

Re: vetting criteria

In a message dated 2/21/00 11:02:31 PM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

<< What kind of a machine is used to detect the "shiver factor"?  Would this
 be along the lines of an EMG?>

Four Force plates that the horse stands on.
 >5) Infrared thermography. 
 What would be the most prevalent finding here?  Isolated hot spots?  We ran
 a thermographic imager over my brood several years ago when my son worked
 for a Seattle agency doing thermographic imaging on building electrical
 systems (he and his boss were out visiting and showing off the equipment to
 us.)  It was pretty interesting in that the only hot spot we found was
 lower leg of one of my horses that had never taken an off step...and never
 had any future problems with that area, thank heaven, but we watched it
 carefully.  I found the whole procedure fascinating and Fred, the company
 owner, was just getting into using it on horses so he didn't have a lot of
 background to share at that time.  Is this something that's being used on a
 regular basis at the tracks now?>

I've used it since 1980. Trackers don't really want diagnostics--makes them 
look bad. Just the needle--makes them look good.


    Check it Out!    

Home    Events    Groups    Rider Directory    Market    RideCamp    Stuff

Back to TOC