The aim of this study was, to measure a temperature rise under a bandage and a support boot for horses in rest and motion.
Ten horses took part in the measurement. The measurements were made on two consecutive days on the front legs of horses. On the first day the blank measurement was taken with only the data - loggers to the horse's legs part and on the next day, the control measurements with the data - loggers and the bandage and the support boot were made. First there was a five-minute rest measurement, then the horses were lunged in the indoor arena in walk and trot on both hands. The lunge took a total of 20 minutes per horse.
Before the measurement of resting and after lunging there were made thermographic images of the legs to be measured.
The following results were shown:
The mean values of the minimum values for the blank measurement are for left in rest 6,34 ± 2,07°C and in motion 7,40 ± 1,47°C and for right in rest 5,94 ± 2,09°C and in motion 6,51 ± 1,97 ° Celsius. The mean values of the maximum values are: left in rest 14,05 ± 2,37°C, left in motion 14,41 ± 1,80°C, right in rest 14,07 ± 3,35°C und in motion 13,64 ± 2,63° Celsius.
The mean values of the minimum values under the bandage in rest are 7,82 ± 1,94°C and in motion 18,21 ± 3,80 ° Celsius. The mean values of the minimum values under the support boot in rest are 7,53 ± 1,83°C and in motion 15,50 ± 2,65° Celsius.
The mean values of the maximum values under the bandage in rest are 15,33 ± 1,85°C and in motion 24,84 ± 3,60° Celsius. The mean values of the maximum values under the support boot in rest are 15,31 ± 2,60°C and in motion 20,57 ± 2,88° Celsius.
The hypothesis that the temperature rise would be higher under the bandage, as under the support boot could be confirmed both at rest and in motion.
horse, lunging, temperature, bandage, support boot