Hyperbaric chamber, or decompression/recompression chamber, is a sealed chamber in which there is a high-pressure environment. In human medicine, these chambers are used for the therapy of decompression sickness, gas embolism, poisoning with carbon monoxide, gas gangrenes etc.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is therapy where the patient is breathing 100% oxygen while under controlled increased atmospheric pressure. In hyperbaric veterinary medicine, this therapy can be used and be very effective in the treatments against hypoxia, inflammation, ischemia, inadequate blood supply etc.
Louisiana State University is the third veterinary school in the US that have installed one a veterinary-specific hyperbaric chamber. These chambers are manufactured in that way that they can accommodate patients up to 180 lbs/81 kg.
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