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post #1 of 8 Old 03-13-2013, 07:07 AM Thread Starter
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Standing wraps

Some of you may have seen my thread about Raine's hoof injury and know she has had to be stabled 24/7 until that part of her hoof grows back. Only recently she has been stocking up and I think I will need to be doing standing wraps overnight.
I have had practice wrapping before, but never for any reason other than practice. Im so worried about a bandage bow, so will wait until my instructor is there tomorrow to check them for me.
I applied the wraps today and took photos, then took them off again....Just wanting some opinions on how it looks?
Technique used- counter clockwise on left left, clockwise on right. Only pulled tight across the front of the leg. I was able to place two fingers between the pink bandage and the quilted wraps.
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post #2 of 8 Old 03-13-2013, 12:02 PM
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I think you may need longer pillows, those aren't covering much of her leg. Ideally I would like to see them a bit longer, so that you can come down/ go up a bit further with your wrap. Keep in mind that where the wrap ends is where pressure points are, so if it ends on a section of tendon, you need bigger wraps!

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You want to cover as much of the cotton pillows as possible without going past it; if you leave big tufts poofing out at the top and bottom it creates pressure. Your overall pressure and even-ness looks to be good. They should be very firm to the touch- you should be able to bounce a quarter off of 'em ;)

My instructor had a funny saying about standing wraps and coverage, but I'm not sure its appropriate lol.
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post #3 of 8 Old 03-13-2013, 12:55 PM
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I agree with saddleonline. You need a longer quilt wrap and polos. Ensure the polos have some give to them to prevent pressure points.
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It looks like you will need longer quilted wraps, and longer polo's too. I would also suggest no bows, they are better if you are new to wrapping so you dont bow a tendon! There are a little more expensive but I think they are worth it!
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I agree with the longer quilts...and I would suggest getting longer wraps also.

I personally like No-Bows better then quilts. And when you wrap your wraps look too loose. You don't want them to be super tight, but you also don't want them just lightly wrapped, they need to be snug on the leg or else they are not doing any good.

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Agreed about longer quilts. Your work looks neat, so I hope this helps. My Vet taught me how to wrap.
You are correct about direction, near side is counterclockwise, off side is clockwise. Start at the middle of the cannon bone, wrap up, then down to cover the coronary band, then up and velcro at the middle, again.
Pull backwards to tighten every time you pass the front of the cannon bone to tighten. THAT is how to keep from bowing a tendon.
Can't be there to show you, so re: tightness, just check a couple of times a day. If they start to sag, you didn't tighten enough, and re do it. If it seems way too tight, re do slightly looser.

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Just a thought about stocking up from stall rest:

I had Red on stall rest for about 40 days due to his hind leg injury near the hock. So he had a bandage wrap on around his hock. Initially I was wrapping gauze pad and vet wrap all the way down his leg too. But of course, expensive stuff to be re-using every time. So I tried to wrap only where he needed it, and then his lower leg would stock up.

I asked my vet if I could use a polo wrap on his lower leg to help the stocking up. Plus, it would be something re-useable and washable. She said absolutely!

BUt the same thing still applies with either standing wraps or polo wraps --> you've got to know how to wrap them correctly!!

Just another thought to manage the stocking up issue though!

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post #8 of 8 Old 03-14-2013, 12:00 AM Thread Starter
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Ok, longer quilts and wraps it is! this length of quilted wraps I think is more appropriate for her front legs....
I don't think they make the wraps very long here in Australia. I bought a new pair (nylon) and they don't seem very long. Probably about 1.8 meters. I remember seeing somewhere that you can make your own? Then I could get the length I needed...any ideas?
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