January 23, 2015
Fink Engineering recently delivered a first of its kind Mobile Equine Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy system to MEHOT in California. The system is entirely self-contained, with the chamber and supporting plant assembled into a custom designed standard width trailer which can easily be transported to where it is needed.
As with our range of Rectangular hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy facilities for human occupancy the Equine patients inside the chamber breathe 100% pure oxygen while the chamber is pressurised with air. Oxygen is administered to the Equine patients via Fink Engineering’s custom designed Equine Hyperbaric oxygen mask which incorporates a humidification circuit to ensure the mucous membranes do not dry out.
With over 20 years of development and design of rectangular hyperbaric systems for clinical use, Fink Engineering maintain the same levels of safety for our Equine patients as we do for our human patients. The Mobile Equine Hyperbaric chamber is pressurised with air which is constantly flushed throughout the treatment providing ventilation and preventing the build up of oxygen inside the chamber. The chamber environment is constantly monitored to measure the percentage of oxygen inside the chamber and ensure to it does not rise above safe levels.
As with our chambers for human occupancy, the operation of the the Mobile Equine Hyperbaric system is computer controlled via touchscreen with manual override. Pre-defined and customisable treatment profiles make for simple operation of the chamber. This system includes the first implementation of our new Gen 4 software which is the result of 20 years of experience in computer control for hyperbaric systems.
The equine facilities are equipped with a fire deluge system modelled on the system we use in our human chambers, and just as our human patients wear special clothing for treatment, our equine patients are equipped with protective boots. As an extra precaution the walls and floor are covered with a tough sprayed on protective coating which will not peel or de-laminate even under extreme abuse.
For more informnation on Mobile Equine Hyperbaric centres please contact www.mehotcenters.com