EquiCrown® Compression Bandages for Deep Digital Flexor Tendon (DDFT) Injuries

EquiCrown® Compression Bandages for Deep Digital Flexor Tendon (DDFT) Injuries


Equine athletes, like their human counterparts, are prone to injuries that can lead to long-lasting repercussions. EquiCrown® compression bandages have emerged as a game-changing solution for horses suffering from various injuries, particularly the Deep Digital Flexor Tendon (DDFT) injury. In this article, we'll explore the experiences of several horse owners who have seen the benefits of these bandages firsthand, along with why EquiCrown® should be your go-to choice for equine compression bandages.

Why EquiCrown®?

EquiCrown® is a trusted name in the world of equine compression bandages, offering a variety of products designed to support the healing process for injured horses. With a focus on quality, durability, and effectiveness, EquiCrown® has quickly become a top choice for horse owners, veterinarians, and equine professionals alike.

Different Types of EquiCrown® Bandages

EquiCrown® ACTIVE

EquiCrown® ACTIVE bandages are designed for daily use, providing gentle compression to support the horse's leg during rehabilitation and training. These bandages are perfect for horses recovering from injuries, returning to work or for preventative use in athletic horses.

EquiCrown® FIT

EquiCrown® FIT bandages are suitable for supporting the legs during periods of inactivity, i.e. stalling, injury or post-operative recovery, and wound management. The bandage is designed for legs that are fluctuating and need adjustment from day to day. The EquiCrown® FIT bandages provide optimal support and compression.

Deep Digital Flexor Tendon (DDFT) Injury

DDFT injuries are common in horses, and they can be debilitating. The deep digital flexor tendon is responsible for flexing the horse's foot and allowing it to bear weight. When this tendon becomes damaged, it can cause pain, swelling, and reduced mobility, making it difficult for the horse to perform at its best.

How EquiCrown® Bandages Help in DDFT Recovery

EquiCrown® compression bandages provide targeted support to the injured area, helping to reduce swelling, improve blood flow, and promote healing. By offering gentle, consistent compression and support, these bandages can significantly improve recovery times for horses suffering from DDFT injuries.

Melinda Lefferts’ Experience

Melinda's Irish Sport Horse was able to return to the ring and compete after a DDFT injury, thanks to EquiCrown® ACTIVE compression bandages. With eight months of rehabilitation, her horse is now feeling great and enjoying a better quality of life.

G. Davey's Experience

  1. Davey's horse, Skip, also suffered a DDFT injury. Upon the recommendation of their veterinarian, they contacted EquiCrown® Canada for a suitable compression bandage. The results exceeded their expectations, and Davey strongly recommends EquiCrown® for any horse with a connective tissue injury.

Sandy Erker Teppan's Experience

Sandy's horse sustained a DDFT injury after slipping on ice. Their veterinarian advised them to contact EquiCrown® Canada for the appropriate compression bandage. After a month of using EquiCrown® ACTIVES, the horse's leg showed significant improvement. With patience and consistent use of the bandages, the horse made a full recovery.

Leona Dries, DVM's Experience

Leona, a veterinarian from Austria, attended an EquiCrown® Canada teaching clinic in Wellington, Florida. After returning home, her horse suffered a traumatic DDFT injury. With the knowledge she gained from the clinic, Leona knew exactly which EquiCrown® bandage to order. Within just five days, the EquiCrown® ACTIVE bandage reduced the swelling and allowed her horse to make a full recovery.

Additional Benefits of EquiCrown® Bandages

Aside from aiding in DDFT injury recovery, EquiCrown® bandages can also help with other issues, such as suspensory injuries, lymphedema, wound healing, and general leg swelling. Their versatility and effectiveness make them an essential addition to any horse owner's toolkit.

How to Properly Use EquiCrown® Bandages

To maximize the benefits of EquiCrown® bandages, it's crucial to use them correctly. Always follow the manufacturer's guidelines and consult with a veterinarian or equine professional for specific recommendations. Regularly clean and maintain the bandages to ensure their longevity and effectiveness.


EquiCrown® compression bandages have proven to be a valuable tool in the recovery and rehabilitation of horses with DDFT injuries. The numerous success stories demonstrate the positive impact these bandages can have on a horse's well-being. By choosing EquiCrown®, you're investing in a trusted, high-quality solution for your equine companion's health.


Can EquiCrown® bandages be used for other types of injuries?

  • Yes, EquiCrown® bandages can be used for various injuries and conditions, including lymphedema, wound healing, and general leg swelling.

    How often should I replace my EquiCrown® bandages?

    • The lifespan of EquiCrown® bandages varies depending on usage and maintenance. Regularly inspect and clean the bandages to prolong their lifespan, and replace them when they show signs of wear.

      Can I use EquiCrown® bandages on multiple horses?

      • It's best to use individual bandages for each horse to ensure proper fit and hygiene. The measurements for one horse do not guarantee the bandages will fit another horse. The correct size and fit to the leg are important to achieve therapeutic benefits for the horse.

        Are EquiCrown® bandages suitable for all horse breeds?

        • Yes, EquiCrown® bandages are designed to accommodate various horse breeds and sizes. Be sure to measure your horse accurately for the best fit.

        Can I use EquiCrown® bandages as a preventative measure?

        • Absolutely! Many horse owners use EquiCrown® bandages as a preventive measure to support their horse's legs during training and competition.
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