RC-Animal Chamber® HORSE

Inhalation therapy for horses with chronic pulmonary disease

RC-Animal-Chamber PFERD
Eight to ten percent of all horses are affected by chronic respiratory diseases such as COB (chronic obstructive bronchitis)! The RC-Animal Chamber® HORSE makes possible the gentle and effective treatment of broken-winded horses with medicated sprays.

In human medicine, the treatment of respiratory diseases with medicated sprays has long been a common practice. The advantages of drug inhalation are evident, especially when compared to the earlier customary administration of drugs in the form of tablets or injections:

  • The active agent travels deeply into the respiratory tract
  • The drug works directly at the location of the illness
  • Cortisone can be dispensed at lower doses when using metered-dose inhalers
  • The serious side effects of cortisone shots or tablets are no longer a concern
RC-Animal-Chamber PFERD

Mode of action of the drug inhalation

With local application, the active agent is carried through the respiration directly to its intended destination, where it can take better effect.

Wirkprinzip Medikamenteninhalation bei Pferden
Effektive Behandlung von Pferdedämpfigkeit mit Medikamentensprays

When is inhalation therapy helpful for horses?

Inhalation therapy is used for horses with chronic respiratory diseases. Among these, COB (chronic obstructive bronchitis) is by far the most common illness. Symptoms range from chronic coughing episodes to attacks of shortness of breath, often when contact is made with irritants such as hay dust or mould spores.

However, the diagnosis of COB should not be readily made by laypersons. We recommend instead that you discuss the use of inhalation therapy with your veterinarian!

Which medication is right?

Metered-dose inhalers for therapy of chronic respiratory diseases are available as human preparations. These include drugs containing cortisone (e.g. drugs with the active agents budesonide, fluticasone or beclomethasone) that work as anti-inflammatories, and bronchodilators (e.g. drugs with the active agents salbutamol, fenoterol or ipratropium bromide) that work by dilating the bronchi. There are also preparations that combine both types of active agents.

All common metered-dose inhalers are fundamentally compatible with the RC-Animal Chamber® HORSE. However, we do not recommend the use of any specific medication. You should talk with your veterinarian about the therapy for your horse!

At present, there are no medicated sprays on the market with veterinarian approval. Therefore, in order to be used on animals, a reclassification of human drugs is required. Talk to your veterinarian about your medication options!

RC-Animal Chamber® HORSE product features

  1. Extra soft silicone masks
    – airtight seal when they are put on
    – transparent design takes away the fear of inhalation
  2. Variable mask system
    – masks available in different sizes
  3. Valve system
    – optical inhalation control indicates when the pet has inhaled the active agent
    – prevents rebreathing in the chamber
  4. Transparent chamber
    – you can see foreign particles and impurities before the pet breathes in
  5. Universal adapter
    – compatible with all metered-dose inhalers
  6. Reliable cleaning
    – in boiling water or using the RC-Clean® cleaning bag for the microwave. Cleaning in the dishwasher is possible, but we do not recommend it because of the residues.
With the RC-Animal Chamber®, inhalation therapy can be carried out independently by every cat owner. Please always follow the instructions for use.
RC-Animal Chamber PFERD Produktmerkmale

Ordering Information

The RC-Animal Chamber® family is available online and in select veterinary practices.

RC Animal Chamber® Horse | Article No. 2040
RC Animal Chamber® Mask size L | Article No. 2041

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(+49) 2602-92130

We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Please contact us: Mondays to Thursdays from 9 to 12 h and 14 to 16 h. Fridays from 9 h to 14 h, German time.

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