For many people that work with horses in their business, an improved state of health for that animal can mean better business.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is the medical use of oxygen at a level higher than atmospheric pressure. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves providing the body with extra oxygen. ‘Hyper’ means increased and ‘baric’ relates to pressure. HBOT has been used around the world for over 50 years in the prevention and improvement of debilitating conditions as well as in the enhancement of overall health.
In HBOT treatment, people/animals breathe in oxygen rich air by sitting in a chamber known as a hyperbaric oxygen chamber. Breathing oxygen rich air under pressure allows oxygen to dissolve into the blood plasma, when this occurs, increased amounts of oxygen can be delivered to injured tissues.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, used in conjunction with other therapies, enables equine practitioners to more effectively treat a wide variety of serious conditions in horses, particularly those pathologic conditions characterized by soft tissue swelling, bacterial infection, tissue necrosis, or poor blood supply.
Hyperbaric oxygen improves the physiologic state of injured or under perfused tissues (those that aren’t receiving enough blood) by providing increased oxygen levels. Additionally, hyperbaric oxygen increases the production of beneficial growth factors and mobilizes and activates stem cells. All of these effects are helpful to repair damaged tissues and heal injuries in horses.
For many people that work with horses in their business, an improved state of health for that animal can mean better business. Race horses returning to form earlier means that they can run additional races during their schedule. By speeding the healing of injury due to the wear and tear of racing (i.e. lung and microcirculation damage)increases the well being of the horses and allows them to race more frequently, at higher levels.
HBOT has made possible the complete rehabilitation of horses with injuries deemed to be career ending. Breeders that raise horses, or sell stud services can benefit from the improved vitality of their breeding stock – mares take better, studs perform better, and their offspring have improved birthing conditions.
AirPro Oxygen Generators eliminate the dependence on delivered oxygen or cylinder oxygen.