Centurion Transpirator

IMPROVING PERFORMANCE:

The Centurion Transpirator Therapy has demonstrated improvement in cases where obstructive respiratory conditions or airway water loss contributed to decreased performance levels. By working with the mucous blanket in the lungs, the Centurion Transpirator helps to expel the excess mucous and in most cases, any bacteria living there. Common respiratory ailments such as bronchitis, viruses and colds, may be shortened with the use of Transpirator Therapy, allowing many horses to get back to regular training and racing faster. The general health of horses who are exposed to dust, allergens and air pollutants may be helped with the Transpirator.

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 respiratory 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.

Uses of the Centurion Transpirator:

- 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 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 vapor concentration and temperature of inspired air are always the same, regardless of the horse’s size.

The heated and humidified air is administered 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 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 cannot be used to administer drugs because it adds only water vapor to the delivered air. Transpirator treatment may be recommended by your veterinarian. 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 system is not a nebulizer. Nebulizers 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 they evaporate. This require energy from the horse. Hence, a nebulizer will tend to cool the airways rather than warm them as the Transpirator system does.

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