Spot Checking for oxygen levels in intensive care unit cages used in veterinary clinics or animal clinics

Animals that have been delivered to a clinic for surgery or treatment will often be kept in dedicated cages that allow specific, controlled oxygen therapy to support the animals’ alveolar oxygen exchange mechanism. When exposure to higher than ambient oxygen is required, sometimes to levels as high as 60% O2, the percentage and duration of oxygen exposure must be well controlled with a suitable, yet simple to use medical oxygen analyzer such as AII-2000 A.

Analytical Industries’ AII-2000 series or Palm O2 handheld oxygen analyzers provide a very easy way to verify oxygen and other medical gases used in veterinary clinics. These inexpensive medical gas analyzers use maintenance-free advanced galvanic oxygen sensors and will operate for up to 32 months. Based on decades of experience in the design and manufacture of oxygen instrumentation for respiratory medical devices, both models have been specifically designed for spot checking oxygen levels in, anesthesia, intensive care, incubators or other variants of respiratory or oxygen therapy.

The photo shows the treatment of a Red Shouldered Hawk that was delivered to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife in Florida with possible rodenticide poisoning. Fortunately, after being treated the bird was ready to be released few days later.

Amy Kowalski C.V.T. of the clinic is a user of the AII-2000 instrument and commented: “The AII-2000 A analyzer works really well! I like to use the analyzer to see if the O2 level is affected by the number of animals we have in the chamber (we separate them using individual containers), to make sure we avoid O2 toxicity, and to teach our students that the O2 level drops the longer the door stays open!” Because the AII-2000A oxygen analyzer is versatile Amy remarked “We also use it to determine differences in O2 concentration in different-sized chambers and to check for possible leaks. It has been really helpful for us.”