31 janvier 2013
hyperbare aide à guérir les animaux.
Par Robin Cross / CBS12
FORT PIERCE, Fla. -- When you hear "hyperbaric
chamber" most in our area associate divers using the chambers
after suffering decompression sickness - otherwise called "the
But CBS12 started looking into other uses
for the chamber and as it turns out, some swear they are miracle
It's a four-legged emergency at the animal
hospital. Charlie, a little terrier, fell into a pool just one
hour before arriving at the emergency pet hospital.
The quickest way to get this tiny, near-drowning
victim to recover is by sticking him in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber.
In he goes, with another pooch in despair for about an hour.
An hour later, the dog that couldn't walk -- is now walking.
It's no miracle said veterinarian Dr. Ronald
Lyman. His practice is the only one offering hyperbaric oxygen
treatment to animals in the entire region. Lyman uses the chamber
to help dogs with a variety of health problems and disorders.
Broken bones, brain trauma and wounds are among some of the uses.
When you take oxygen and pressurize it in a tube, Lyman said,
the oxygen is forced into an animal's cells bringing them back
Pamela Trafficant told CBS12 reporter Juan
Carlos Fanjul that she swears by hyperbaric oxygen treatment.
She was worried sick about "Sir Calvin," her 11-week-old
Golden Lab puppy. Just 5 days after getting him from the breeder,
he developed an inflammation of the muscles caused by a tick-born
disease. The puppy's every move was painful. He couldn't even
open his mouth to eat.
Trafficant said some would deem the expense
crazy since treatments range from $125 to $200 per one-hour session.
All told, Trafficant spent $15,000, all out of pocket.
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