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  • #21
    Flexsleeve

    Tonight I am going to measure my TB Mare, Sarah Lynn who has lymphangitis and pick up a pair of the sleeves from Schneiders. I am hoping that they fill the void in between the hoof to hock wraps that she needs when she has a full blown flare-up. The other option is a custom made Juzo Equicrown full leg compression sleeve, so wish me luck and I'll post the success or not in the next few weeks.

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    • #22
      SAAcres and Mozart: When I still had my guy (seems we could form a club here!) I had wanted something like this. However, I noticed with him that sometimes he would fill up a lot above his wraps. Like his cannon area would improve but all the fluid would just get pushed higher up the leg and restrict the movement in his hock.

      I would have tried this, but I feel like this isn't something that would work all the time, every time. Turnout, exercise, and acupuncture got the swelling down in the entire leg every time.

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      • #23
        Originally posted by fatappy View Post
        wish they made one to cover the hock. i've got a human compression sock on my mare for a capped hock and I can't get the dang thing to stay in place.
        !
        Might one of these be useful to you?

        http://www.pressage.net/pressage.html

        I found them when my colt injured his hock. After it was nearly healed and I no longer needed it, naturally

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        • #24
          I saw a similar product at Aachen. It had a zipper, and they made one for hocks, too. It was, however, stupid expensive. I did think it was a good idea.
          I think this is it: http://www.equicrown.com/equicrownr.html

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          • #25
            from the sound of it, sounds like they might be more trouble than they're worth. I'd be interested hearing from people that have used them a significant amount to see if they're worth the cost and replacement of standing wraps.
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            • #26
              So did anyone end up buying and trying these? I'm curious because they would be great for a horse I'm riding now who stocks up a lot in the front legs when stalled.

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              • #27
                My friend bought them, used them twice and never again. They were a serious pain to get on her gelding.

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                • #28
                  I wish you could tag someone on here. I think AngFreda is using them on her old guy

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                  • #29
                    I know the flexsleeve very well as it was developed where I used to live. They are very well engineered to what pressures belong where. They plastic wrap is merely a bag. No biggie. They can be a pain with large hoof, refined bone horses but, they truly are a more refined approach to wrapping. The key being consistency.

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                    • #30
                      Silver dressing - that is what is used for burns on humans - works amazing...really great stuff.
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                      • #31
                        I saw the flexsleeve at AETA last year but thought they were similar to the tendon grips that I use to protect my horse's habronema. They are a pain to get on and off, especially over a big hoof. I figure the flexsleeve would be a PITA also.
                        I am tempted to try the silver dressing. I am at a loss for trying to close up this damn habronema. Nothing works anymore, have even tried a different vet with a new medicine that he said would close it up. It hasn't. It cost a pretty penny too. The silver dressing is less expensive.
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                        • #32
                          Originally posted by Sueby View Post
                          My friend bought them, used them twice and never again. They were a serious pain to get on her gelding.
                          Hmmm...think she would be interested in selling hers?

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                          • #33
                            Just used these. Thought they were great in the right circumstances, but probably not going to work for this current one.

                            Horse I tried them on would ideally be in hind standing wraps for the next two weeks as part of rehab plan. Horse HATES hind standing wraps and just kicks all the live long day and night with a standing wrap on. Or will eat it off. Lovely creature

                            Anyways, horse is fine with polos and work boots, just not a bulky wrap. I thought this would be the solution.

                            Pros were - she didn't mind them and didn't kick. Although they were not super easy to get on, they were quicker than wraps.

                            The first night they shifted down about two inches. This was okay because the cannon area does not have as much compression as in the fetlock area. Didn't create any issues or "bandage bow" type problems.

                            They were not that hard to get off once I figured out the best way to do that. Reapplied after hand walking. Next morning they were anklets! They entire wrap bundled up and in the pastern. This may have been because she is quite active in her stall/paddock combo or she may have messed with them. But, since I can't check on her wraps every few hours, I think it's safer to not use them anymore. I do think they'd work great at shows for putting on late at night just for the over night portion.

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