Ailments Treated

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HBOT is typically helpful in treating any condition or disease in which the circulation to any diseased or injured tissue has been compromised.  Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is also potentially beneficial for athletic and non-athletic injuries or ailments, including:

  • Improved rate and degree of recovery in equine athletes
  • Improved well-being and demeanor
  • Desmitis (ligament disease)
  • Tendonitis (bowed or diseased tendons)
  • Fractures
  • Exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhaging (Bleeders)
  • Acute laminitis (Founder)
  • Reperfusion diseases (severe muscle damage, crush injuries)
  • Colic (intestinal obstruction, colonic torsions, volvulus, etc.)
  • Enteritis and endotoxemia
  • Ileus (loss of intestinal motility)
  • Infertility (mare and stallion)
  • Rhodococcus pneumonia in foals
  • Lyme disease
  • Osteomyelitis (bone infection)
  • Compromised wounds
  • Myositis (tying up)
  • Septic arthritis (joint infections)
  • Neurologic disease
  • Severe necrosis (e.g. snake and spider bites, toxic substances, etc.)
  • Neonatal maladjustment syndrome

According to the Veterinary Hyperbaric Medicine Society (VHMS) position statement, the use of HBOT has the potential to accelerate the normal healing process and thus the potential to enhance the health and welfare of the horse.  Additionally, HBOT should always be considered as another important tool in the treatment of equine diseases and rehabilitation of the injured equine athlete. HBOT may, in some cases, help patients where conventional therapy has not been historically successful.