SCIENTIFIC PROOF OF THE ABILITY TO REACH DEEP INTO THE LUNGS
Testing completed by Dr. Nathan Slovis, DVM, DACVIM, CHT of the world famous Hagyards Equine Medical Institute of Lexington, KY.
Nuclear Scintigraphy is a process where a radiopharmaceutical is inhaled and the radiation emitted by the horse is captured by external detectors (gamma camera) to create the image. When you access the image from the scan, you want to see the distribution and amount of the uptake gives you an idea of how that specific organ (lungs) is functioning. In this case it demonstrates that Equi-Resp ELITE can deliver Silvaplex into the lower respiratory system.
Product is delivered to certain areas thru particle size distribution. The smaller the particle, the deeper it can go. Our Elite is proven to reach the lungs. The EquiMist is perfect for upper airways.
PARTICLE SIZE DISTRIBUTION
- Nasal passages typically 10 + microns
- Upper Airway/Trachea 5-10 microns
- Lower Airway/Lungs 2-5 microns
It may interest you to know that the lungs are roughly 1/3 of the body of a horse. Their lungs hold roughly 56-57 liters of air, which is roughly 5 5gallon buckets of air. Human lungs 7-8. This is why it is imperative to get a system that has the ability to reach that amount of lung space.