What is Nebulisation

Nebulisation is a respiratory management technique in which tiny spherical droplets of aerosolised medication are generated and inhaled by the patient.

Why use a Nebuliser?

A nebuliser device enables the horse owner to easily administer care to their horse's airways and lungs. The device incorporates a mask that fits on the nose and a technological means of generating a fine mist. Old style technologies are based on a compressor that plug into the mains supply. Newer technologies are ultrasonic devices, while the most up-to-date devices (e.g. Flexineb E3) incorporate a vibrating piezo component. Each of these technologies can generate the fine mist which ensures the mist goes directly into the airways and ultimately the lungs.

Nebulisation with Flexineb E3

Nortev's Flexineb E3 Equine Nebuliser is unique in that it can be supplied with different types of medication (med) cups depending on the application and drug or liquid nebulised. Some medications or solutions such as Antibiotics and essential oils are a lot thicker (more viscous) than other liquids. These liquids can alter the speed of nebulisation considerably; however, Flexineb E3 can counter this problem by using different speed med cups.


Choosing your Medication Cup

Your medication cup selection is very important to ensure your Flexineb E3 will operate correctly. Please follow the instructions of your veterinarian very carefully. Only Medications approved and have been tested and is suitable for use with Flexineb E3.

Medication Cup

Grey Coded

Our Standard Medication Cup, can be used with a wide range on Antibiotics, Bronchodilators, Corticosteroids, Mucolytics and Natural Solutions. Speed of delivery varies depending on how viscous the solution is that you are nebulising.

Green Coded

Can be used with viscous /thicker solutions, such as Antibiotics and Natural Therapy Solutions, to speed up the delivery time.

To get an aerosolised drug into the lower airways where it is required to manage the associated respiratory problems, the size of the droplets being produced is very important. These droplets must be in the range of 1-5 microns in diameter to be deposited deep into the lower airways (e.g. the lungs).

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