The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) held a thermography clinic at Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville, Tenn. on February 27, 2009.  At this meeting, which was open to the public, thermography was explained and its uses for detecting "not normal" horses were given to those in attendance.

Dr. Tracy Turner gave the presentation on thermography and its uses in the field.  Turner also conducted a question and answer session.

After Turner's presentation, Dr. Rachel Cezar and Dr. Chester Gipson released the protocol for how thermography will be used in 2009.

Click here to view the thermography fact sheet.

Click here to view the thermography protocol and inspection flowchart.