Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy – A Simple Concept
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) delivers a high concentration of oxygen to your horse in a pressurized environment that offers distinct therapeutic benefits and promotes rapid healing and recovery. HBOT is an ideal, non-invasive, drug-free therapy that has been used for decades in human medicine with remarkable results, and more recently has been made available for animals including horses. From minor cuts, bumps and bruises to more significant infections, soft tissue and bone injuries, HBOT has the potential to successfully treat a wide variety of conditions and ailments experienced by equine athletes and pleasure horses.
The air we breathe contains 21% oxygen. By providing pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber we are able to deliver up to 20 times that which can be provided by breathing 100% oxygen with no increase in pressure. This “hyperbaric” (or high pressure) concentration of oxygen offers distinct therapeutic benefits raising the amount of dissolved oxygen in blood plasma. This results in enhanced oxygen delivery to body tissues and promotes healing and recovery.