Lexington, KY, January 04, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Continuing with the success of using hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in the treatment of high-end thoroughbreds, Veterinary Hyperbaric Oxygen-VHO (www.vhbo2.com), recently completed installation of an equine hyperbaric chamber at a private rehabilitation center and breeding farm in NSW, Australia.
This will be the second equine chamber manufactured and installed by VHO to be operational in Australia. VHO is a US based company, manufacturing veterinary hyperbaric chambers for small and large animals and distributing worldwide. With 7 years’ experience in manufacturing hyperbaric chambers specifically for veterinary use, VHO is the world leader in veterinary hyperbaric chamber installation, training and management. VHO currently has over 30 chambers operational throughout the world for both small and large animal treatment.
HBOT involves treating a patient in a pressurized chamber while breathing 100% oxygen. This therapy has been commonly used for the treatment of scuba divers with the bends but also has many applications in the medical field in the treatment of humans and animals. There are currently 13 approved conditions that HBOT is used to treat in human medicine. For a full list of these conditions please visit www.uhms.org. In the treatment of animals, and specifically horses, HBOT has proven a valuable adjunct therapy in the treatment of respiratory conditions, wounds, fractures and breaks, joint inflammation, infections, gastric conditions and as a pre and post, surgical treatment modality. The success of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the veterinary field has led to the development of a specific governing body, The Veterinary Hyperbaric Medicine Society www.vet.utk.edu/vhms. For more information on conditions in horses, dogs, cats, birds and other animals that may benefit from hyperbaric oxygen therapy please visit www.vhbo2.com.