Equine Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Therapy
Healing Therapy for Injuries and a Myriad of Equine Natural Enhancements
Equine Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Therapy is a procedure that delivers increased amounts of oxygen to diseased or injured tissues. It is currently one of the most powerful tools available as an adjunctive form of therapy, and in many cases it works well as the primary therapy for horses. To the Equine Athlete, under increased atmospheric pressure, 100% Oxygen is delivered. breathed by the horse, this procedure concentrates the oxygen available in the air , which allows more oxygen to be dissolved into the blood plasma. Supersaturated plasma travels through the body via the bloodstream and flows across the cell membranes and As this oxygen rich. Delivering oxygen to those cells help heal and repair the diseased or injured tissues.
For horses, Equine Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a drug-free and completely non-invasive treatment option. Hence, this helps treat many different conditions and diseases. With HBOT technology, horses receive a high concentration of pure oxygen in a completely sealed and pressurized environment. greatly improves The equine horse’s safety and calmness is greatly improved using this veterinary treatment option.
Hyperbaric oxygenation treatment is a highly therapeutic method of treatment that is highly beneficial to Equine Athletes. Designed specifically for horses using a safe hyperbaric treatment chamber, these treatments can help equine patients return to their peak levels with just a few visits. In addition to providing improvements to general well-being, equine HBOT treatments can help with many different equine conditions, including:
Applications for HBO Therapy:
- EIPH (Bleeders)
- Post-race recovery
- Wound healing
- Throats (Chondritis, post-surgical healing)
- Injuries with soft tissue swelling
- Bone Infections
- Lung and abdominal Abscesses
- Chronic infections
- Bone & soft tissue healing
- Post-surgical healing & recovery
HOW SAFE IS HBOT TREATMENT FOR HORSES?
Hyperbaric oxygen treatments are designed to speed up the normal healing process and can be incredibly beneficial in situations where other types of treatment have failed. As a result, this excludes previously used treatments to treat non-healing wounds and equine athlete injury. Treatment with HBOT chambers provides a quiet and completely stress-free environment for healing, often resulting in improved demeanor and attitude,
Constant video monitoring the horse throughout the treatment process, therefore allows the technician the capability to interrupt or cancel the session if the animal becomes distressed or if there are any complications. To prevent problems during treatment, the hyperbaric oxygen chamber can be constantly monitored via video and monitoring of pure oxygen levels, along with equine vital sign monitoring.
- Acute laminitis (Founder)
- Bone fractures
- Desmitis (ligament disease)
- Neurological disease
- Lyme disease
- Infection wounds
- Severe muscle damage
- Joint infections
- Enteritis and endotoxemia
- Exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhaging (Bleeders)
- Rhodococcus pneumonia in foals
- Severe necrosis (e.g. snake and spider bites, toxic substances, etc.)
- Behavioral issues
HOW DOES IT WORK?
In summery, for individual equine needs, Equine HBOT treatments are typically customized . For example, the number of hyperbaric treatments required varies based on the particular ailment or injury being treated. Equine HBOT treatments are performed during a session in a specially designed hyperbaric chamber that is typically fitted with a horse stall and patient monitoring equipment. Horses are fitted with a comfortable facial mask, hence, allowing pure oxygen to flow freely throughout the body. This special type of hyperbaric treatment is designed to be low stress and typically takes about an hour to complete.
Discover the benefits while your horse is in Training when you couple therapies such as our Thermal Imaging before using our Cryotherapy treatment and see the difference it makes after with your own eyes!
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