Dry Salt Therapy

Equine Dry Salt Therapy provides a safe non-invasive therapy for performance horses of all disciplines. This state of the art treatment helps to improve the overall health and efficiency of the horse's respiratory system which in turn leads to improved cardiovascular performance.

Our custom built Salt Room is equipped with a patented dry aerosol delivery system specially designed to provide Salt Therapy for horses. The equipment micronizes pure mineral salt and then releases it into the air for the horse to breathe. The particle size and concentration are carefully monitored and adjustments made in real time to ensure maximum benefits.

During a session the horse passively breaths micronized salt. The Salt acts like an expectorant, accelerating mucus clearance and improving lung function while killing harmful bacteria and soothing the respiratory system.


The Treatment

Salt naturally has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory qualities. When horses breathe salt into their lungs it reduces inflammation and congestion that can cause airways to restrict. Once clear, lung function improves. Improved lung function results in more efficient oxygenation of the blood and a more effective removal of CO2 from the bloodstream which leads to increased stamina and reduced recovery time.

In addition, the salt helps treat skin issues and overall inflammatory responses. Once the salt enters the bloodstream it eases inflammation throughout the horse’s body.

Because the treatment only involves 100% natural salt, it will not 'test' and is therefore a completely safe, natural and compliant way to improve a horse’s performance.


How It Works

Mucus Clearance - When the salt particles enter the sinus and lung cavities, they react with the mucus by decreasing viscosity and allowing it to be expelled. Drawing out the mucus helps open up the airways and helps rid them of allergens and bacteria.

Anti-Inflammatory - The micronized salt which the horse breathes benefits the irritated lining of the sinuses and lungs from the bronchi down to the alveoli. With its natural anti-inflammatory properties, salt reduces tissue irritation and swelling, opening the airways for improved breathing and oxygen utilization.

Antibacterial - In many respiratory tract conditions airways become narrowed and irritated filling with mucus where bacteria flourishes. Not only does salt help expel bacteria through mucus clearance but salt, being a natural antibacterial agent helps kill harmful bacteria in the respiratory tract.


Salt Therapy relieves the Symptoms of:

  • IAD (Inflammatory or Allergic Airway Disease)
  • RAO (Recurrent Airway Obstruction, COPD aka Heaves)
  • Sinusitis
  • Environmental allergies
  • Fungal and non-fungal dermatitis
  • Various inflammatory skin conditions (e.g. Summer sores, mud fever, cracked heels, etc.)