Instructions for use and care Medical compression bandages for horses

Instructions for use and care Medical compression bandages for horses

EquiCrown® Canada Compression Bandages for horses are made of a very robust and durable knitted fabric. However, avoid any contact with pointed or sharp-edged items to prevent damage to the bandages.

Putting on EquiCrown active

  1. Place the bandage around the horse leg starting at the back of the leg. The fastener should point to the outer side. The fetlock needs to be placed into the provided bulge.
  2. First, close the Velcro fastener to pre-set the bandage.
  3. Reopen the top Velcro fastener to fasten the zipper, continue to zip the bandage downward while unfastening and then securing Velcro over the closed zipper.
  4. The end of the zipper should be folded back and secured under the Velcro fastener.
  5. If necessary, adjust the bandage for fit. The zipper needs to point to the outer side of the horse leg.

Putting on EquiCrown fit/fit Silver

  1. Place the bandage around the leg of the horse, starting at the back of the leg. The fastener should point to the front. The bandage needs to be closed right on top of the cannon bone.
  2. Starting from the top, fasten the hooks.
  3. You may find it necessary to tighten the bandage by one row of hooks during the course of the treatment.

Please note

  • Use EquiCrown® Canada Compression Bandages only for the intended indications and after consultation with your vet or animal therapist.
  • Ensure that no contraindications to the use of compression exist.
  • As therapy progresses or the condition changes, it may be necessary to remeasure/repurchase a new EquiCrown® Canada Compression Bandage.
  • EquiCrown® Canada Compression Bandages are mostly resistant to oils, ointments, clay, skin moisture and other environmental influences.
  • All products in the EquiCrown Skincare range (EquiCrown Skin Repair, EquiCrown SkinRelief) can be applied under the bandages.
  • Wash the EquiCrown® Canada Compression Bandages regularly to maintain consistent compression.
  • Store the bandages in a dry place at room temperature.
  • If the bandages get damaged, please consult your dealer. Do not repair the bandages yourself, as this could impair the quality and effectiveness.

Care and washing instructions

Before washing, we recommend that all hooks and zippers are closed and turned inside out. The bandages should be washed separately the first time (the dye may run). In case of daily use, EquiCrown® Canada Compression Bandages should be washed at least once weekly on a delicate cycle (40 °C). Please do not use any softener! If washing by hand, rinse thoroughly and do not wring. You can reduce the drying time by placing the washed bandage on a thick towel, rolling the towel up tightly, and firmly pressing out excess moisture. Line dry the bandages. Do not leave the bandages in the towel, and do not dry on a heater or in the sun. If tumble-dry, please use the delicate cycle. Do not dry clean the EquiCrown® Canada Compression Bandages. Please refer to the washing symbols on the label sewn into the bandages.

Material composition

Details are provided on the label sewn into the EquiCrown® Canada Compression Bandage.

Indications EquiCrown active / fit

  • preventative method during long-standing periods (e.g. stall rest, transport)
  • faster recovery
  • swollen legs
  • inactivity edema
  • supports chronic lymph drainage disorders
  • soft windgalls
  • (chronic) tendon injuries / disorders
  • after fetlock injury
  • post-operative to prevent swelling
  • post-operative and post-traumatic edema
  • post phlegmon
  • scar treatment
  • wound treatment in conjunction with wound dressing as a substitute for medical wrap bandage (can be used in combination with EquiCrown SkinRepair)

Indications EquiCrown fit Silver (with knitted-in antibacterial silver thread)

Same indications as for EquiCrown active / fit, additionally:

  • skin irritations (e.g. mud fever) can be used in combination with EquiCrown SkinRelief
  • optimizes the skin flora
  • post-injury treatment (always in conjunction with wound dressing)

Absolute contraindications

  • acute infections accompanied by fever (risk of bacterial spreading)
  • cardiac insufficiency
  • hyperthyroidism (excessive thyroid function)
  • tumours that block lymphatic drainage

Relative contraindications

  • venous obstruction edema (cardiac insufficiency must be excluded)
  • acute phlegmon (risk of bacterial spreading)
  • tumours outside the lymphatic system (risk of metastasizing)

EquiCrown Canada assumes no liability as a result of any contraindicated use of this product.

Side effects

When sized and applied correctly, the risk of side effects with compression bandages is very low. Poorly seated bandages (e.g. after sizing errors) or incorrect application of the bandage can lead to pressure points. Furthermore, particular horses may have a higher sensitivity to pressure and should only be treated with compression for a few hours at a time. If you notice pressure points on your horse, take off the bandage immediately. Please contact our customer service department to rule out possible application or sizing errors. If the bandages have been medically prescribed, please contact your veterinarian/animal therapist to discuss possible treatment adjustments. Compression can lead to dry or flaky skin. This can be treated using suitable skincare ointments. No intolerance to the materials used in our bandages has been observed to date. However, if negative alterations (e.g. skin irritations) should occur during use, please contact your veterinarian/animal therapist immediately. If an incompatibility should be known for your horse against one or several contents of this product, please consult with your veterinarian/animal therapist before use. The manufacturer is not liable for damages/ injuries which have been caused by improper handling or misuse of the bandage.