1984 - Volume #8, Issue #6, Page #11[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Ice Wrap For Horses
Called the Shoof Ice Wrap, it's made of neoprene and has pockets (one or two, depending on model) that hold two slip-in insert packs which contain a special liquid that can be chilled or heated, depending on whether you want to apply a hot or cold pack.
To be used cold, for example, you leave the inserts in the freezer until needed. They won't freeze solid, regardless of how long they're left in the freezer. You simply slip the chilled insert packs into the pockets of the Ice Wrap jacket, then secure it around the animal's leg with attached Velcro straps.
If heat treatment is called for, the insert packs can be placed in hot water before being applied. "The neoprene material, and the form fit of the wrap, ensure that hot or cold insulation is retained," the manufacturer points out.
The Ice Wrap comes in four different sizes for specific area use ù wraps for shins, tendons, knees and hocks are all available in both left and right models for correct fit. Ailments treated with the new device include shin soreness, tendonitis, suspensory sesamoiditis, osselets, splints, and hot ankles.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Vet Brand Inc., P.O. Box 409, Harbor City, Calif. 90710 (ph 213 534-4950).
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