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Animalintex® Poultice Pad or Hoof Pad

Animalintex Poultice is made from 100% cotton wool with a non-woven covering on one side and a plastic backing on the other for moisture retention. The poultice pad contains a mild antiseptic (boric acid) to promote faster healing plus Tragacanth, a natural poultice agent. It's ideal for cuts, wounds, abscesses, inflammation, skin disorders and hoof conditions. Uses: · Hot poultice: abscess, boils, infected and dirty wounds, cracked heels, thorns, laminitis, seedy toe, corns · Cold poultice: strains, sprains, sore shins, splints, bruises, capped hocks and elbows · Dry dressing: over open wounds, pressure padding Dressings should be covered with Gamgee padding for extra warmth and protection and then overwrapped with 3MTM VetrapTM Bandaging Tape to hold in place. Available in two sizes: · 8 in. x 16 in. pad (can be cut to any shape) · Pre-cut hoof shape.

3MTM Activated Carbon Dressing

Using Animalintex Poultice and Hoof Pad for Common Equine Disorders

Symptoms Abscess Dramatic lameness ­ horse will not even put its foot on the ground. Treatment Protect surrounding area with petroleum jelly to avoid skin scald. Apply hot, wet poultice every 8 hours for up to 2 days until it bursts. Once abscess is broken, apply dry Animalintex. If deep cavity, consult veterinarian. Apply hot, wet Animalintex every 8 hours for up to 3 days. Consult veterinarian if condition persists.

This wound dressing has been used with excellent results on heavily infected and chronic wounds. It is a multi-layered dressing that absorbs exudate and helps reduce wound odor. Key features: · Non-woven cover won't stick to wounds · Activated carbon in dressing absorbs bacteria away from wound · Helps reduce odor · Provides moist wound environment for healing · Sterile 4" x 6" dressing Uses: · Chronic and infected wounds · Routine first aid dressing · Change dressing every 2-3 days · Overwrap dressing with Gamgee padding

Bruised sole Horse is sensitive to pressure over sole. Lameness is worse on stony ground. Horn around white line may be discolored. Corn Intermittent lameness; usually gets worse with exercise, especially on hard/uneven ground. When seat of corn is pared, an area of discolored horn is visible. Cracked heels Skin at back of pastern becomes swollen and stretched and cracks appear; frequently infected by dirt and grit.

Apply hot, wet Animalintex for 2-3 days; change every 8-12 hours. Consult veterinarian for severe cases.

Cleanse area with cool, potable water, salt and mild soap (use soft brush). Apply hot, wet poultice every 8 hours for 2 days to remove scabs. Then use dry Animalintex (change every 12 hours) until skin is healed.

Laminitis Inflammation of sensitive laminae. Horse tries to take weight off its toes and sinks back on heels. In acute cases, unwilling to walk; hooves may be warm.

Consult veterinarian immediately to minimize risk of permanent damage. Apply hot, wet poultice to help draw out debris/pus, improve circulation and ease discomfort. After 3 hot applications, use cold, wet poultice to ease inflammation and discomfort. Trim feet to ensure balanced foot; special shoeing may be needed. Stopping spread of crack is critical! A horizontal groove above and as deep as crack, or vertical grooves on either side of crack, may stop crack. Use dry Animalintex to protect hoof while new horn grows; change daily. If infected, use hot, wet poultice for 2-3 days to draw out infection. Infected horn must be removed; pack cavity with hot, wet poultice. Change every 8 hours. Consult veterinarian.

Sand crack Small, usually vertical, crack which can grow larger if ignored. If it reaches coronet band, it will prevent normal, uncracked horn from growing. Horse may be lame if it extends down to sensitive tissues. Seedy toe Infection very painful. Black pus (may be dry/crumbly rather than liquid) travels up foot at the toe through the white line. Strains/sprains Horse will often be lame.

Apply cold, wet Animalintex; change every 8 hours for 24 hours. Then apply hot, wet Animalintex; change every 8 hours.

Thrush Infection of the frog ­ horn is black, has an odor and appears moist. Horse will be lame only in severe cases.

Remove all diseased horn and matter. Cleanse area thoroughly with 10 parts warm, potable (tap) water and 1 part hydrogen peroxide. Apply hot, wet poultice and cover with Gamgee padding (pressure on frog is important); change daily. After 3 hot applications, dry poultice may be used.

Animalintex and Gamgee are registered trademarks of Robinson Healthcare

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GamgeeTM Highly Absorbent Padding

Gamgee Padding is 100% cotton wool with a nonwoven covering. Comes in two sizes (can be cut to any size needed): · 12 in. x~11-1/2 ft. · 18 in. x~7-1/2 ft. Use: · Ideal in equine first aid kit · Wound dressing · Pressure padding · Protective padding/support · Insulation/warmth Wound dressing: · Highly absorbent and strong · Cover doesn't stick to wound; prevents fibers from getting into wound Protective padding/support: · Supports and protects fetlocks, hocks and tendons · Helps protect legs from injury Insulation/warmth: · Keeps muscles/tendons warm for exercising, competition and traveling · Promotes circulation for improved healing

3MTM EquisportTM Equine Support Bandage

· Self-adherent elastic wrap for high support (4-5 times more elastic than 3M Vetrap tape) · Used for prevention of injuries · Support for horses recovering from injuries · Severe rundown · Hoof wrap to secure poultice · Energy-absorbing bandage

Equine Wound Management Products

3MTM VetrapTM Bandaging Tape

· First place quality . . .first place value · High level of self adherence ­ maximizes bandage integrity · Superior rundown protection · Supports sprains and fractures · Protects wounds and holds sterile dressings in place · Ideal as overwrap for GamgeeTM or Animalintex® poultice pad · Allows skin to breath through its cool, lightweight, porous material · Absorbs virtually no moisture How to use: 1. Unwrap approximately 6" of Vetrap tape; start at the inside of the cannon bone above the fetlock joint and wrap in a spiral pattern using 50% stretch of the tape. 2. Wrap leg front to back, outside to inside; overlap each preceding layer by 50%. 3. Be careful not to wrap too tightly. 4. Do not apply directly over open wound. 5. Finish last 4-5 wraps without tension. 6. Reapply bandaging tape daily.

Equine first aid kit Every horse owner should have an equine first aid kit for emergency injuries from cuts, sores, puncture wounds, etc. Suggested contents: · first aid book for horses · several rolls of cohesive Vetrap tape · at least one roll of Gamgee padding - can be used for pressure pad to stop bleeding, to cover over a dressing (protection/absorbency), and for Robert Jones bandage · scissors · thermometer (normal temp: ~100-101.5ºF) · latex tourniquet · 2 non-adherent dressings · saline solution · antiseptic and/or topical ointments · poultice (i.e. Animalintex Poultice) · instant cold pack For product questions, call 3M Customer Service hotline at 1-800-848-0829.

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