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  • Using vet wrap in standing wraps
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    04-09-2013, 02:35 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by CCH    
using a no-bow over a gauze pad with antibiotic ointment will be much cheaper than vet wrap in the long run. It will probably keep the wound cleaner than a sticky bandage and you won't have to worry about the "glue" in the vet wrap damaging the hair. I think there is also some claims that a little pressure helps prevent proud flesh. I don't know if there is any truth to that, but it certainly can't hurt.

I can't really think of any other ways to wrap a leg other than vet wrap, plain polo, or standing wraps. Unless you buy some sort of premade boot or bandage.
That's what I was thinking. Right now it's a non-stick gauze pad, pillow wrap and vet wrap (no ointments). The pillow wrap is a bit big for my horse and it's almost a whole roll of vet wrap for each leg each time I wrap, so definitely worth my while to get some no-bows that fit and reusable standing wraps. The vet wrap isn't in contact with his legs directly, so I'm not too worried about damaging the hair.
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    04-09-2013, 04:10 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by verona1016    
Thanks for all the help It sounds like 14" will probably be a good size for his rear legs, but I'll measure next time I see him just to be sure. Hopefully I can find something locally, but I haven't always had the best luck when looking for something specific. At least if I have to order it in I will have much more choice!

The article is definitely helpful!

Out of curiosity, how would you wrap/cover differently? The wound is well below the hock joint, towards the outside/front of the leg, ~1.5" to 2" slit IIRC.
1. Gauze and whatever meds the doctor wants used over the wound.
2. Newborn baby diaper<---Newborn should fit around his leg.
2.1 Secure with duct tape.

2.1.1 If the horse wants to bite the diaper off, you could cut the foot out of a No-Nonsense Knee-Hi stocking (or other sturdy brand), slip it over the diaper and add more duct tape.

I did that years ago with a horse that punctured an artery (on a stalk in the pasture on the upper-inside of his foreleg. It was the vet's idea.

That horse chewed the diaper so I cut up a runny pair of panty hose and slipped that over the baby diaper and added more duct tape.

My current vet is also big on baby diapers for certain injuries

Honestly, I don't know which way would be cheaper - quilts and wraps or diapers and duct tape if you don't have any new babies in your circle that would loan you some clean ones -
    04-09-2013, 05:48 PM
Green Broke
I forgot to add ^^^ that, unless there's tendon damage that will take a long time to heal (causing your horse to favor the injured leg for a long time), I have never had a vet tell me to wrap both legs because the horse will favor the bad leg.

They will naturally favor the bad leg but even serious cuts heal quickly, with attention and shouldn't require wrapping the good leg.

Did x-rays show something else?
    04-09-2013, 07:51 PM
Green Broke
I wouldn't have thought of using a diaper, although I have seen plenty of people suggest them for wrapping injured hooves. I wonder if anyone would use them if I bought a package and donated the leftovers to the barn first aid cabinet

No tendon damage, fortunately. In the grand scheme of things it's a pretty minor injury and the vet didn't think it needed x-rays. There was swelling around it, so the wrap is intended to both keep the swelling down and keep it clean. The vet did say that the wrap on the good leg was optional.

Yesterday evening he still wasn't interested in walking; my trainer checked on the bandages for me this morning, but didn't try to move him out of the stall.

The more I'm reading about standing wraps the more I think I could find other uses for them after the injury is all healed up (trailering, after jumping lessons, etc.) so I think it's worth investing in a set.
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    04-10-2013, 11:57 AM
Originally Posted by verona1016    
The more I'm reading about standing wraps the more I think I could find other uses for them after the injury is all healed up (trailering, after jumping lessons, etc.) so I think it's worth investing in a set.
absolutely! I use them for all of those reasons. ;)
    04-11-2013, 05:36 PM
Green Broke
I got him measured and ended up ordering these ones but they won't get here until the 15th at the earliest (and since they haven't shipped yet I think that's probably optimistic). They might be a little late for this incident, but at least I'll have them going forward. The local farm store had only disposable padding, which was even less than I thought they would have... The tack store might have something more but I can never make it over there during business hours...

On an interesting note, I found that instead of trying to figure out what points to measure between on my horse's legs, it was easier to hold up the tape measure at the end with one hand and at 12/14/16" with the other and see if it looked like it was hitting about right. I ended up deciding 12" for the front legs and 14" for the back looked right.
    04-11-2013, 05:59 PM
Those look better than some of the all-in-one type standing wraps i've seen. I'd love to hear your thoughts on how it functions once you've used them for a bit. Also - how they wash and wear. :)

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