Horse owners and trainers are increasingly using the enclosed chambers, saying they accelerate the healing of wounds and help with lung irritation and congestion. But [board chairman John] Sabini said Tuesday that the half-hour, $300-$400 treatments can unnaturally enhance performance, give some horses an unfair advantage and jeopardize their health.Guess to some people HBOT sounds too much like oxygen on steroids.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Veterinary HBOT: They Treat Horses, Don't They? Part 2
At Churchill Downs it's a day. Now at Saratoga it's a week. The New York State Racing and Wagering Board today imposed a new rule for racehorses treated with hyperbaric oxygen. Horses are banned from competition for 7 days after a dive.