EquiCrown® Medical Compression Bandages by Strathcona Ventures, LLC
EquiCrown® Medical Equine Compression Bandages by Strathcona Ventures have no equal!
About Your Friends at Strathcona Ventures Alex , Donna and Shay von Hauff are active, and dedicated horse owners that have made providing quality horse products to horse owners a way of life. They have spent years of their life searching for noteworthy products that are a “stand out” in the equine market so that they can ensure that their clients have only the best for their horses. Many of these products are “one of a kind” and all are absolutely State of the Art! Together they are “Strathcona Ventures” and together they have united to bring their expertise to helping horse owners across North America.
Alex von Hauff: Alex has grown extensive knowledge when it comes to building, maintaining and finding solutions to trouble arenas. He has been a guest lecture at Guelph university, and has written many articles for magazines in both USA and Canada.
Donna von Hauff: Donna has become our expert on compression therapy for horses effected by lymphangitis and cellulitis; working with UC Davies, Guelph, Olympic teams all around the world.
Shay von Hauff: Shay has advanced knowledge that is utilized by clients with horses that are struggling with weight issues both heavy and under weight in addition to health aliments tied to dietary concerns.
What Are EquiCrown™ Medical Compression Bandages?
The innovative solution for healthy horse legs, EquiCrown® are medical compression bandages for horses. They are characterized by their anatomically perfect fit and precisely defined compression pressure, which contributes to faster drainage of lymphatic fluid and therefore removal of unwanted toxins. These breathable bandages are available as standard-size or custom-made items.
Thanks to the special fabric, which has been used in human medicine for many decades now, and the optimum compression distribution, these bandages promote and support lymphatic flow as well as blood circulation. This contributes to a faster recovery of the horse's legs. EquiCrown® was developed on the basis of over 100 years of experience in human medical compression therapy.
What Is The Difference Between EquiCrown® Compression Braces and Normal Braces?
EquiCrown® are medical compression braces for horses. They are characterized by their precise anatomical fit and produce a predefined pressure that stimulates blood and lymph circulation in the horse’s leg as well as gently massaging the leg. The breathable bandages are available as standard-sized or custom-made items. Thanks to their special knit and optimum compression, they promote and support both lymphatic flow and blood circulation. This contributes to a faster recovery of the horse's legs.
How Do I Know If My Horse Needs EquiCrown™ Leg Protection?
Ask yourself this question, Do you use standing wraps after exercising, or in the trailer on the way to a show? If you answered yes then EquiCrown™ braces would be a great product for you! EquiCrown™ braces can be used as a preventative measure , for a horse that stocks up, all the way to the severe cases of cellulitis, ymphangitis or elephantiasis. With their custom fit and precisely defined compression not only are they easy to put on and take off but you never have to worry about the brace being too tight or too loose which can cause injury to a leg.
What If My Horse Is Prone To Suspensory Ligament Injuries or Has A Suspensory Ligament Injury?
EquiCrown™ braces will help support the suspensory ligament while the horse is at rest. With that being said the braces can be used while at work but will not give the support the suspensory needs if there is a problem that has already developed.
Why Can't I Just Use Regular Bandages And Get The Same Results?
Compression wrapping is a developed talent that not many people have. Wrapping a leg to tight or to loose can be detrimental to your horse. You can bow a tendon, or push the fluids of the legs In the wrong direction creating more swelling. The science behind EquiCrown™ braces is their graduated compression. Meaning the brace has 100% compression around the fetlock and decreases gradually to 40% at the top of the brace around the cannon bone. This allows any fluid in the leg including blood to be forced back up the leg and into circulation, giving the fluid nowhere to pool which is what creates swelling in their legs. The other bonus is their anatomically perfect fit, this does not allow the “leg wrapper” to wrap to tight or to loose. The braces are equipped with hook and eyes for a first closure then a zipper to keep the even pressure on the leg, so NO MORE WRAPPING!
What Disciplines Benefit From EquiCrown®?
Whether you’re taking your horse for a slow trail ride, through an eventing course, around barrels, around a track or up and down a polo field your horse can benefit from EquiCrown™ braces. They are a great essential to every discipline.
Can I Wash My EquiCrown® Leg Boots?
EquiCrown™ braces should be machine washed and machine dried at least once a week if used on a daily basis. Every wash restores the brace to its original shape – thereby restoring their full compression effect!
How Do I Know What Size To Order For My Horse?
EquiCrown™ braces come in five standard fit sizes for both the front and hind legs, as well as custom made sizes. The standard fit braces need to have two measurements. One around the fetlock and the other around the mid cannon, please ensure the tape measure is not to loose because you want the braces to fit snuggly around the horses legs in order for the compression to work effectively.
Note: Please contact EquiCrown™ for custom fit instructions and see video below:
How Long Can My Horse Wear The Braces?
The minimum amount of time that is recommended for the braces to sufficiently work on horses leg is 2 hours. The braces can be worn for 24 hours depending on their indications or treatment.
What Are Braces Made From and Are They Breathable?
EquiCrown™ braces are comprised of 74% polyamide, 17% elastane, and 9% viscose. The braces are made of with an open weave knit that is air permeable which does not allow for heat accumulation, making them very breathable.
Order EquiCrown™ Today!
You can find EquiCrown® at StrathconaVentures.com and many fine retailers. You are also welcome to call us, we would love to hear from you and learn about your horse and show you how EquiCrown can make a performance difference for your horse. For more information and to place your order, please call us today!
Contact: Shay, Donna or Alex Van Hauff
51255 RR 233
Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada T8B 1C5 Phone: 1-888-913-3150 or 780-464-0484 Email: Website: Click Here To Connect
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