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How To Stop Horse Head Injuries
A new product called "Equiface Saver" protects horses from injuring their heads in a variety of situations where their instincts cause them to throw their heads up.
  "It's not just for inexperienced or problem horses," says company president Paul Dyck, noting that facial injuries can occur when horses are being transported in trailers or housed in low-ceiling barns. It's also ideal when teaching young horses to be tied, and training them to load and unload, for teeth floating procedures, gelding procedures, and for working in close quarters with any horse that's head-shy.
  "Injuries to a horse's face are difficult wounds to suture and care for," Dyck says. "When a horse has punctured or injured his face to the bone, there's a substantial risk of infection. This type of injury can be costly and lengthy to treat, and can lead to death, so it makes sense to do what we can to prevent it."
  The Equiface Saver is hand made and has five layers of protection: a vegetable-tanned leather, a shaped polystyrene, a high density foam padding, a genuine suede, and a plush, long-knitted fleece.
  The product comes in two sizes and two colors (walnut and burgundy). Other leather colors can be special ordered along with brass name plates and silver lettering for personalization. The product sells for $185 (Can.) or $169.99 (U.S.) plus S&H.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Equiface Saver, P.O. Box 3593, Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada R5G 1P7 or U.S. address: P.O. Box 78, Lancaster, Minn. 56735 (ph 204 346-9006 or cell 204 371-2300; fax 204 326-3446; info@equifacesaver.com; http://www.equifacesaver.com/).

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2008 - Volume #32, Issue #2