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Abstract: So far, non-invasive methods that specifically detect abscesses, cracks, and keratomes in horse hooves have yet to be developed. This study used non-invasive Hot Disk Sensors to measure the thermal properties of horse hooves. By using the Hot Disk sensor to heat approximately one square inch of the hoof by 1-2 °C, veterinarians could identify hoof damage based on inconsistent heat conduction. Results of this experiment were reproducible, however more studies need to be performed on live horses in the future.

Reference: 10th international equitation science conference, (2014)

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