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Respiratory System Therapy -
The New Centurion Transpirator II.
Pictured - the Transpirator II
of the Centurion Transpirator II:
- 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 II is
designed for use with all breeds of horses, from foals to adults. The air
output is saturated to 100% relative humidity at 105oF + or - 3oF.
The flow rate is also fixed, exceeding the peak inhalation flow rate of
the largest, resting horse. In other words, the water vapour concentration
and temperature of inspired air are always the same, regardless of the
During treatment, the upper airways do not have to supply heat to warm inhaled air or water vapour to humidify it because the air delivered to the horse is already warmed and humidified slightly above normal body 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 mucociliary clearance.
The Transpirator II cannot be used to administer drugs because it adds only water vapour to the delivered air. Your veterinarian may recommend Transpirator II treatment. It is not a cure for disease or infection problems and 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 II system is
not a nebulizer. Nebulizers deliver aerosol particles of water or
medication, whereas the Transpirator II system delivers only vapour (gas)
phase water. Aerosol particles cannot penetrate into the small bronchioles
of the lung and cannot humidify inhalation until they evaporate. This
requires energy from the horse. Hence, a nebulizer will tend to cool the
airways rather than warm them as the Transpirator II system does.
© 2003 Centurion-Systems UK & Ireland Ltd - Last updated 20 April, 2004