- Inhalation mask extra large 12 liters or normal 9 liters or small 7 liters (please select)
- 2 inhalation capsules
- Disinfectant cleaner 1000 ml
- Pharmaceutical salt about 100 g
- Saline solution 0.9% 500 ml
- Sampling spikes and syringes
- Particle size 0.5-8 microns (fully respirable)
- Nebulizer output approx. 4 ml/min
- Power approx. 80 watts
- Operating voltage 230 volts 50 Hz
What you need to get started:
- about 500ml distilled water
Please select the correct mask size for your horse:
12l volume for very large horses Dimensions: 28cm opening x 19.5cm base x 29cm height, circumference opening about 85cm, circumference base about 61cm, fits for large horse breeds or short, powerful noses (shire horses, etc.)
9l volume for normal horses Dimensions: 26cm opening x 19cm base x 24cm height, opening circumference approx. 80cm, base circumference approx. 58cm, fits most horse breeds, such as warmbloods, larger riding ponies, Haflingers, etc
7l volume for small horses Dimensions: 23cm opening x 17cm base x 21cm height, opening circumference approx. 72cm, base circumference approx. 53cm, fits small to medium-sized ponies
Ultrasonic nebulizers are used to treat all diseases of the respiratory tract, of various origins. The fog is generated by means of mechanical vibrations of 1.7 MHz (medical ultrasonic nebulizers), which are generated in distilled water (contact water). These vibrations are generated by piezoceramic components that convert electrical vibrations into mechanical ones. An aquapak® system is inserted into the contact liquid for the physical separation between the medical nebuliser and the nebuliser unit. The mechanical vibrations penetrate the floor and propagate in the inhalation liquid.
They lead to the formation of capillary waves on the surface of the NaCl/drug solution, which straighten up exponentially with increasing excitation frequency
Our ultrasonic nebulizers of the equosonic series achieve droplet sizes of 0.5 to 8 µm with an output of up to 6.5 ml/min. For horses of normal size, 4 ml/min is completely sufficient. They reach both the upper and lower airways. This distinguishes ultrasonic nebulizers from the technically simpler compressor nebulizers, since the main functional part of the respiratory tract with its very large surface (bronchial system, alveolar system of the lungs) is fully reached.
Over 95% of the surface of the respiratory system is below the larynx. In its finest branches, the bronchial system has bronchi with the diameter of a human hair and a targeted application of nebulized substances must pass a threshold of less than 8/1000th of a mm (8 microns) in order to reach the structures of the alveoli (air sacs in the lungs). This means that the majority of the nebulized particles must be below 8 microns in size.
Our ultrasonic nebulizers of the equosonic series (private, clinic) work with an oscillating frequency of the ceramic membrane of 1.7 MHz. This creates long-lived particles in a size range of 0.5 – 8 µm (microns). Due to the high ventilation speeds in the fine bronchioles, effective inhalation must take place calmly, i.e. with a low respiratory rate. The animal should not be moved beforehand, and moving the animal immediately after the treatment is not effective.
The open mask:
Our mask for inhalation is in the form of a PE bucket made of high-quality, food-safe plastic, without additional valves. Out of conviction, we do not use a closed mask where the animal has to suck in the mist. Our mist is brought into the mask through a ventilation system. Have you ever done a lung function test? If so, you may know how uncomfortable it is when you have to breathe against resistance. Imagine that for 10-20 minutes! Our belief is that when the horse breathes stress-free, it breathes properly. With a stress-free and calm breathing, the speed of the air is lower and the aerosols can reach the mucous membranes better. The finest bronchioles of the lower respiratory tract represent the largest area to be nebulized. Our inhalers bring the inhalant into the mask. The horse can calmly exhale the mist and the treatment is more successful.
Inhale while moving?
We do not recommend that! When we move, our breathing becomes faster and shallower. This may result in the content not being deposited sufficiently in the finest bronchioles. We recommend inhalation while standing. Moving after inhalation with a delay (15 minutes) is not a problem and can be beneficial. Basically, horses have to be moved, but not in direct combination with the inhalation.