HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY
What is it?
Equine Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a medical procedure that delivers increased amounts of oxygen to diseased or injured tissues by placing horses in an oxygen rich environment under increased barometric pressure. Used by human athletes and hospitals for years, this powerful adjunctive therapy is now available for your horse at the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Center at EQUINE SPORTS MEDICINE & SURGERY in Weatherford, Texas.
The procedure concentrates oxygen in the horse’s blood and tissues resulting in faster and better healing of chronic and acute injuries, wounds, infections, and many other ailments common in horses. HBOT can be used for training injuries in equine athletes. The beneficial effects would include reduction of tissue swelling, reduction of pain associated with swelling and inflammation, and enhancement of the connective tissue repair process.