For horses with respiratory problems, we have the Centurion Transpirator. This therapy provides relief for respiratory problems and improves impaired performance by obstructed airways or through airway fluid loss. By working on the mucus coating of the longs, the Centurion Transpirator helps to eliminate excessive amount of mucus along with any bacteria. Common breathing problems due to bronchitis, viruses and colds can be quickly improved using Transpirator therapy. The horses with allergy to the respiratory tract also benefit greatly from treatment with the Transpirator. Despite the fact that the cause of allergy is often not taken away, the Transpirator gives such an improvement that the horse can perform much better.
Deep, powerful therapy
The Transpirator delivers pure water vapor, at a precisely controlled temperature, into the entire respiratory tract. It does not provide little water droplets, as a nebulizer does, which can only reach the upper respiration areas, but air, saturated to 100% humidity, which penetrates into the deepest and smallest airways. Over 300 liters per minute of soothing water vapor is delivered for therapeutic benefits for your horse. A healthy, well hydrated respiratory tract is the first line of defense against respiratory agents.
Use of the Centurion Transpirator for:
- Respiratory conditioning of healthy horses
- Promoting mucous clearance and reducing resistance to air movement in the bronchioles and other passages in the lungs
- To help with bleeders
The Transpirator is designed for use with all breeds of horse, from foals to adults. The air output is saturated to 100% relative humidity at 40oC +/- 1.5 oC. The flow rate is also fixed, exceeding the peak inhalation flow rate of the largest, resting horse. In other words, the water vapor concentration and temperature of inspired air are always the same, regardless of the horse’s size.
The heated and humidified air is administrated by an open Muzzle Mask such that air velocity and flow noise will not disturb the horse and such that the horse can breathe comfortably and safely in the event of flow interruption, e.g. power failure.
During treatment, the upper airways do not have to supply heat to warm inhaled air or water vapor to humidify it because the air delivered to the horse is already warmed and humidified slightly above normal body temperature conditions. This prevents airway heat and water loss and deposits a thin film of condensation on the walls of the respiratory tract. Retained and condensed water thins the mucous blanket, dissolves mucous plugs and promotes mukoziliare clearance.
The Transpirator can not be used to administer drugs because it adds only water vapor to delivered air. Transpirator treatment may be recommended by your veterinarian. It is not a cure for disease or infection problems and it is not intended to replace drug or antibiotic therapies. Its only functions are to help clear secretions and to help hydrate the airways.
The Transpirator is not a nebulizer. Nebulisers deliver aerosol particles of water or medication, whereas the Transpirator system delivers only vapor (gas) phase water. Aerosol particles cannot penetrate into the small bronchioles of the lung and cannot humidify inhalation until the evaporate. This require energy from the horse. Hence a nebulizer will tend to cool the airways rather than warm them as the Transpirator does.
A horse’s respiratory function can be improved using RespiraSilver with a Centurion Transpirator II. Silver inhalation eliminates infections in the respiratory tract by generating reactive oxygen species and is active against all types of microorganisms, bacteria, fungi and viruses. RespiraSilver is a Solution which can kill hundreds of different infectious microorganisms — including many of the antibiotic resistant super pathogens.
RespiraSilver solution is a safe, non-toxic, natural solution which contains silver ions that attach themselves to an enzyme receptor site on the outer shell of pathogenic microorganisms and kills them within 4 – 6 minutes by preventing the uptake of oxygen. Unlike pharmaceutical antibiotics, RespiraSilver does not effect beneficial enzymes and tissue-cell enzymes are left intact.