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Inhaler for horses

Nebu Tec

The Nebu-Tec inhalation device was developed by veterinarians to provide preventive and supportive treatment for respiratory diseases. Thanks to various sealing rings, the device can be adjusted to fit almost all horse noses. The inhalation device can be operated wirelessly and can therefore be used anywhere.

What distinguishes the company Nebu-Tec?

The company Nebu-Tec was founded in 1996 by Eike and Stefan Kern. Initially, inhalers were developed and manufactured for the precise inhalation of medication in human medicine. In 2004, in consultation with veterinarians, the decision was made to make the inhalation devices available for animals as well. The following year, Nebu-Tec was the first company to bring an inhalation device for horses onto the market. The veterinary area was expanded in the following years to include devices for cats and dogs.

It is particularly worth mentioning that 100% of the production takes place in Germany. Assembly, adjustment and final inspection are carried out exclusively at the Elsenfeld site. The company has laboratories and climate-controlled rooms there that meet the high medical requirements in human and veterinary medicine. This ensures consistent quality.

How can inhalation help my horse with respiratory problems?

  • Active ingredients reach their destination directly and quickly
  • Drug can be dosed significantly lower
  • unwanted side effects are greatly reduced
  • to be carried out by the horse owner himself
  • Very regular use possible without much effort

Please note that the information on our website is not sufficient for self-diagnosis. To diagnose respiratory diseases and before treatment, you should always consult a veterinarian.

Does my horse have to be sick to inhale?

No! Inhaling saline solution helps prevent the mucous membranes from fighting off infections. Well-moisturized airways make it difficult for viruses and bacteria to take hold. If your horse is ill, low doses of medication can also be nebulized after consultation with the vet.

When does inhalation therapy help horses?

The inhaler can be used preventively, but also in acute cases of illness. Coughing, mucous airways and runny noses are particularly common in winter and in the transitional periods. In these cases, a consultation with a veterinarian is necessary to determine whether the horse needs medication. Various medications can be nebulized using the SaHoMa®-II inhaler. Inhaling saline solution can also help your horse in such cases.

Should I exercise my horse before or after the inhalation?

It is recommended that the horse be moved after inhalation, as the movement stimulates your horse's metabolism and the mucus and secretions can be released through deep breaths during movement. Feeding from the ground afterwards can also be beneficial and have a positive effect on the therapy, as the horse lowers its head and the mucus can drain away better. Of course, you can also let your horse inhale again after exercise.

Can my horse inhale alone?

During the adjustment phase, and especially the first time, you should stand next to your horse to see whether it is relaxed when putting on the mask and the inhalation process. If your horse remains calm, you can also carry out other activities or groom your horse during the inhalation process thanks to the automatic switch-off. The SaHoMa®-II MeshThe nebulizer switches off automatically as soon as the medication or saline solution has completely evaporated.

What should you pay attention to when buying an inhaler for horses?

It is important that the nebulization is almost noiseless. If the inhalation device works quietly, it is more pleasant for your horse and causes less stress than loud devices. You should also pay attention to the particle size during nebulization. The smallest possible particles should be produced. The combination of particle size and time is also important, because the smaller the particles should be, the longer the nebulization process takes. A good combination of both is useful here.

Make sure the product is of good quality. All parts should be sturdy enough to withstand handling by horses. Individual adjustment to the head and nostrils is also important to prevent unwanted aerosols from escaping.

With the Nebu-Tec inhaler, the resistance when inhaling is also low. If the resistance is too high, inhaling is more difficult. This is not the case with the SaHoMa®-II inhaler for horses thanks to the membrane. This also prevents the horse from inhaling dusty outside air or aerosols from escaping.