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Wrap It Up: Bandaging

By October 10, 2016Blog

Horse BandagingHow tight do I wrap this leg? Is that too tight? How high should I wrap? Is that going to stay on?

We’ve all been there. Bandaging correctly takes practice and can be really intimidating.  If there is a wound or a swollen area, it can be even more challenging. Horses are not made like stick figures, so providing even pressure when bandaging can be tricky.  A recent study was published on The Horse discussing the differences in pressure obtained by a pressure bandage versus a standing wrap (or no-bow bandage). Although these horses were clinically normal when bandaged, wrapping when wounds are involved takes even more finesse. Here is a great link to a video describing basic bandaging for a hind distal limb. Keep an eye out for future videos where Dr. Guardia demonstrates stack wraps, hock bandages, and other types of common wrapping techniques.

Do you have questions about bandaging? Call Dr. Guardia for suggestions. 713-249-1648