EquiCrown® are medical compression braces for horses. They are characterized by their 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 in standard sizes and or as customized bandages. 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.
Compression has been used successfully in medicine for humans for many decades now, in particular to improve lymphedema and to maintain good therapy results or in scar therapy (e.g. after burns). The same applies to horses. The compression directs the accumulated lymphatic fluid back up the leg to the lymph nodes where it will then be further transported into the venous system. This produces a thinner, more defined and more agile leg.
EquiCrown® compression braces can, if necessary, be worn continuously over a 24 hour period but should be removed now and then to ventilate the horse's leg depending on indication or requirements. A few hours of wearing is often sufficient, however. The period of wearing should be increased slowly (e.g. beginning with just 1 hour).
Yes, EquiCrown® compression braces can be worn during phases of rest as well as during riding or movement, e.g. during a light training session (without fast galloping) or when reintroducing training after a tendon injury, etc.
Yes, this can happen if the horse has (mildly) swollen legs and the braces are worn during riding. The movement can lead to a reduction in the circumference of the horse’s leg which could cause the bandage to slip slightly. The change of coat (especially from winter to summer coat) may cause the bandage to slip, due to shedding.
Generally speaking it is possible to wear the compression braces under the gaiters. You need to ensure, however, that the gaiter does not apply pressure to the brace's fastener or cause the brace to slide down. For longer trips, EquiCrown® compression bandages can be worn under the gaiters to support the lymphatic system.
The silver ions in the threads help protect against bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus (a bacterial infection). EquiCrown® is therefore also beneficial in the case of skin damage, horses with sensitive skin, for the prevention of lymphangitis, and for malanders. Learn more about the benefits of silver in bandages.
EquiCrown® compression braces have been awarded "Oeko-Tex Standard 100" certification. This guarantees that only materials that are completely harmless to humans and the environment are used in their manufacture. All other products from Juzo that are used in medicine for humans also bear the CE marking, and therefore fulfill all the requirements of the Medical Products Act.
If used on a daily basis, the compression braces should be washed at least once a week to restore compression. Every wash restores the brace to its original shape - thereby restoring their full compressive effect. Click here for more care instructions.