What is Nebulisation?


Nebulisation is a treatment technique in which tiny spherical droplets of aerosolised medication are generated and inhaled by the patient.

Why use a Nebuliser?

A nebuliser device enables the horse owner to easily administer care to their horses airways and lungs. The device incorporates a mask that fits on the nose and a technological means of generating a fine mist. Old style technologies are based on a compressor which plug into the mains supply. Newer technologies are ultrasonic devices, while the most up-to-date devices (e.g. Flexineb) incorporate a vibrating piezo component. Each of these technologies can generate the fine mist which ensures the mist goes directly into the airways and ultimately the lungs.


Allow the treatment of breathing problems diagnosed by professional veterinarians.

Deliver natural therapies such as saline and eucalyptus in a very efficient way, ensuring your horses airways are optimally conditioned at all times for good breathing.

Direct delivery to the lungs means quickest possible recovery and return to competition.

Save on the cost of drugs compared to other treatment methods; for example, only approximately 20% of an IV treatment required.


Deliver antibiotics for infections, corticosteroids for inflammation, bronchodilators to open airways.

Administer saline and/or natural solutions to condition airways (e.g. remove mucus).

Clear dirty noses.

Preparation for sales.

Manage dry coughs.

Clear dust allergies.

Treat pneumonia.

Equine Breathing Diagram