New Convenient Equine Cold Therapy Leg Wraps Introduced
most effective and certainly the least costly method of physical
therapy for the Equine athlete is routinely applying cold therapy
after exercise, schooling or showing.
There are two good reasons. First inflammation is a normal event
after physical exercise. This inflammation is like a small brush
fire. ..If you do not snuff it out quickly it will rage into a major
blaze and become more difficult to control. Secondly, heat is damaging
to tendons. Veterinary studies show exercise decreased pH and increased
core temperatures of the tendons beyond physiologically healthy
Four new products are available from Ice Horse/ First Ice , namely
The Knee to Ankle Wrap, Tendon Wraps, Hock Wraps and the Big Black
Boot for the hooves. These products and the First Ice inserts provide
comfortable, soothing cold for the horse, without skin irritation,
and eliminate the ice mess in the stall.
is a new cold therapy system developed by MacKinnon Ice Horse products,
The First Ice product is a unique mix of polymers, food grade propylene
glycol and a low volume of water contained in a durable, reusable,
refreezable plastic bag which is applied to the horses leg , hock
or hoof with a durable wrap. The cold lasts for up to two (2) hours.
reusable feature of FIRST+ICE saves buying ice every day. The non-gel
formula is safe, soft and configures perfectly to the treatment
site be it a bowed tendon or any soft tissue trauma. The shape and
size of the various leg, hock and hoof wrap permits placing the
cold therapy exactly where it's needed. Once attached it stays in
position, delivering the benefits of cold therapy while the horse
feeds or rests in its stall.
FIRST +ICE cold packs are placed in the refrigerator freezer for
three hours or overnight. When removed from the freezer, a simple
5-second massage results in a loose flexible cold source that configures
to the horse's cannon bone, tendon areas and suspensory ligaments,
or where ever else it is applied...
is another innovative product from MacKinnon Inc, the developer
of The Ice Horse Equine Continuous Cold Therapy System. For details
on veterinary or direct customer service, contact MacKinnon Inc
at 4408 Ocean Valley Lane, San Diego, Ca. 92130 or call 858 792
0881. . Email; Macequine@aol.com
or visit our web site at www.mackinnonicehorse.com.