OCALA, FL. – The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Center, a world-class rehab and conditioning facility located in Ocala, Florida, has built a solid reputation on their ability to condition and rehabilitate equines of all disciplines. Part of The Sanctuary’s commitment to the equine industry involves continual improvements, as well as maintaining the highest of standards, on all of their state-of-the-art equipment.
“The highest safety standards for all horses, staff and visitors is of paramount importance to The Sanctuary, which lead to additional improvements to our Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Chamber,” said Brenda McDuffee, General Manager of The Sanctuary’s 30-acre Ocala facility.
“Our facility has had great success over the years with helping to rehab horses and get them back in the show ring or condition horses that are competing, and while our goal hasn’t changed we want to make sure we are doing it in the safest way possible.”
McDuffee explained that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a procedure that delivers increased amounts of oxygen to diseased or injured
tissues. It is currently one of the most powerful tools available as an adjunctive form of therapy, and in some cases it works well as the primary therapy for horses. Oxygen is delivered to the patient under pressure, the procedure concentrates the oxygen available in the air breathed by the horse, which allows more oxygen to be dissolved into the blood plasma and delivered to the injured or diseased tissues.
“The improvements we have made to our hyperbaric chamber are related to our control panel and backup systems,” she said. “In
human hyperbaric chambers they require double redundancy, or double backup systems, and that is what we have added to our machine at The Sanctuary.”
McDuffee added that The Sanctuary has always […]