The Incrediwear Equine Circulation Standing Wrap is designed to fit comfortably around the horse’s legs and held in place with a polo bandage. To achieve the best results and benifits from Incrediwear it is advisable to wear the products daily in rest for the horse.
Circulation Standing Wraps are created to help prevent injury, accelerate recovery, and improve performance. Due to the innovative technology in Incrediwear products they can help keep healthy horses healthy and prevent injury. In the case of injury they will increase the rate of recovery from the injury.
Passive Recovery – Wrap the horse’s legs with Circulation Standing Wraps after working your horse to reduce inflammation to accelerate recovery and to aid injury prevention. These are especially beneficial when the horse is standing over night, the horse may not be moving often in the stable but the wrap will still increase both blood & lymphatic circulation reducing ” big” legs in the morning and helps keep the legs ‘tight’ & ‘cool’.
General Guidelines: Incrediwear is a novel “athletic” fabric that has been used in the human sports industry for over 6 years.
Incrediwear is a germanium/carbon-embedded fiber that is activated when exposed to body heat, with negative ion release triggering a mechanical increase in blood flow to the area combined with increased lymphatic drainage from the area resulting in its unique properties. Incrediwear Equine has adapted these concepts into a new line of products focusing on the equine distal limb. When applied dry, the product will increase blow flow and promote lymphatic drainage. When applied wet, (particularly with warm or hot water) an endothermic reaction occurs, resulting in decreasing surface temperatures, eliciting an “ice bandage” effect. Implementing these general principles, the product can be applied dry before exercise to increase blood flow and wet following exercise for the “icing” effect. All applications should be under the supervision and/or advice of your veterinarian. If your veterinarian is not familiar with Incrediwear Equine, have them contact the office for more information. We do not recommend wetting the wraps purely due to the filling may not dry out fully for use again if required dry.
Some conditions amenable to treatment with Incrediwear Equine Products:
Tendinitis/Suspensory Desmitis- Both of these conditions can include inflammation, injury and/or degeneration of the tendon/ligament, usually involving the matrix to some degree. Incrediwear Equine Circulation Exercise Bandages worn for at least an hour before work has shown efficacy at reducing the pathologic swelling that may limit the normal function of the tendon/ligament and may lead to weakness in the structure. During the acute phases (pain on palpation of the affected area), it is beneficial to wear the Incrediwear Equine Circulation Exercise Bandages wet for at least an hour/day as ice bandages. In chronic cases, it may be beneficial to work the horse in dry Incrediwear Equine Circulation Exercise Bandages. Incrediwear Equine Circulation Standing Wraps can be used around the clock while in the stall.
Stocking up / ‘big’ legs- This is a condition that most often affects the lymphatic drainage of the distal (lower leg) limb resulting in an accumulation of fluid or “pitting edema” within the subcutaneous tissues of the limb.
Incrediwear Equine Circulation Standing Wraps can be worn around the clock to reduce this. Alternatively the Equine Circulation Exercise Bandages can be applied for an hour before work or worn during exercise but for best results in the case of fluid build up the wraps are tightly recommended and to be left on the animal when not in work.
Inferior Check Ligament Desmitis- This is a condition often associated with painful inflammation and possible adhesion formation between the inferior check ligament (ICL) and either the superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) or the deep digital flexor tendon (DDFT). Incrediwear Equine Circulation Standing Wraps or Circulation Exercise Bandages can be worn around the clock to reduce inflammation and prevent or treat adhesion formation, particularly as the horse is starting back to work.
Annular Ligament Desmitis/Wind Puffs- These conditions encompassing the fetlock region usually involve inflammation and possible adhesions in the case of the annular ligament. Incrediwear Equine Circulation Standing Wraps or Circulation Exercise Bandages can be worn around the clock to reduce inflammation and prevent or treat adhesion formation, particularly as the horse is starting back to work.
Bucked Shins/Splints- Both of these conditions involve inflammation of the bone and/or periosteum. Incrediwear Equine Standing Wraps or Circulation Exercise Bandages can be worn around the clock to reduce inflammation and promote bone remodeling. During the acute phases (pain on palpation of the affected area), it would be beneficial to wear the Incrediwear Equine Therapeutic wraps wet for at least an hour/day as ice bandages.
Green Osselots- This is a condition involving generalized inflammation of the fetlock joint of young racehorses, particularly at the joint capsule insertion to the cannon bone. Incrediwear Equine Circulation Exercise Bandages can be worn either wet or dry to reduce the inflammation in the acute phases.
*In rare cases, a horse may become “overstimulated” by the increased blood flow and begin pawing or tearing at the wraps. In this case, the product should be removed, although it may be reapplied on a subsequent day or for a shorter period of time.
WASHING INSTRUCTIONS: Place in a pillow case or wash bag. Wash warm or cold. Tumble dry low. DO NOT bleach. DO NOT iron. DO NOT dry clean.