Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

KESMARC KY has been a pioneer in equine Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for more than 20 years, paving the way with protocols and results from 30,000+ treatments.

Adequate oxygen supply to body tissues is a basic requirement for healing. HBOT is the only medical technology that can drastically increase tissue the oxygen levels in the tissue. Within the controlled environment of the hyperbaric chamber and under supervision by a operator, horses are exposed to increased oxygen levels at above atmospheric pressure, thereby drastically increasing blood plasma and tissue oxygen levels.

HBOT is a highly effective therapy both when utilized as an adjunct, with other medications, and when used on its own. HBOT can be used for both acute and chronic conditions. Early use of HBOT after an injury improves the outcome and often shortens the time required for healing. Use of HBOT for chronic conditions decreases inflammation and increases blood flow to areas that have had long-term problems.

Hyperbarics is an incredible recovery tool, not only after a race but any athletic competition. HBOT has also has shown great results for recovery during the training regimen. Horses have competed at the highest level and won at the highest level utilizing Hyperbarics to stay healthy, sound and winning.


  • Recovery

  • Respiratory disorders (EIPH/Bleeders)

  • Infections

  • Non-healing wounds

  • Acute nerve trauma

  • Post-injection reactions

  • Reproductive issues

  • Laminitis

  • Birth asphyxia (dummy foals)

  • Thrombosis

  • Gastric ulcers

  • Colitis

  • Rhabdomyolysis (tying-up)

  • Pre- and Post-stem cell and PRP therapy

  • Tissue necrosis due to snake or spider bites

  • Post-surgical recovery (colic, orthopedic, and respiratory surgeries)

  • Traumatic injury resulting in soft-tissue inflammation


Highly Trained Staff

KESMARC KY has the most experienced staff in Equine Hyperbarics. Highly-trained technologists in veterinary hyperbarics, trained in hyperbaric safety, and proven protocols are what set the KESMARC KY HBOT program apart. To date Kirsten Johnson's organizations have done over 30,000 treatments. Our current operator has done over 6,500 treatments.

Our Chamber

Manufactured in the United States by a veterinary hyperbaric chamber company, the KESMARC KY hyperbaric chamber is a roomy ten feet in diameter and built to the latest safety specifications.

To learn more about hyperbaric oxygen therapy and the science behind it, please visit Veterinary Hyperbaric Oxygen.