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Vet Gas Tanks 101

New to vet gas? We’ve got you covered.

At EspriGas, we make understanding medical gas simple, so you can keep your animals healthy. 

Common medical gases 

Oxygen (O2)

When animals develop illnesses and diseases that limit their oxygen intake, oxygen gas and medical oxygen supplies are used to help stabilize patients. 

Common sizes: 

Oxygen E, H and VGL 180

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Nitrogen (N2)

Medical nitrogen gas is used to drive surgical tools in pet clinics or hospitals without instrument air available or air compressors. Also, nitrogen is used in cryosurgery to treat tumors or lesions where an animal is consistently biting, licking or scratching. 

Common sizes: 

Nitrogen H

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Nitrous Oxide (N2O)

Used in anesthetic machines, nitrous oxide serves as an oxygen and anesthetic source for pets in veterinary clinics, helping to keep a pet-patient still during exams and procedures. 

Common sizes: 

Nitrous Oxide E

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Carbon Dioxide (CO2)

In veterinary care, CO2 is used for insufflation: the process of delivering a drug to the lungs. It can also be used with oxygen as a respiratory stimulant and as a cooling agent in the form of dry ice. Today, CO2 laser therapy provides increased precision and results in reduced hemorrhage, swelling, pain and tissue trauma in soft tissue surgery. 

Common sizes: 

Carbon Dioxide E

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Helium (He)

Liquid helium is used in veterinary hospitals to cool Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) machines. 

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