I wrote about the Equine Slipper earlier this week – how it is a great, daily tool for me that I use while treating Tess’ feet. (You can read that post here.) I have no affiliation with Equine Slipper although I wish I did! ;)
Anyway, after a reader read the post about the Equine Slipper, she sent in an EXCELLENT AND EASY IDEA for Icing a hoof/coronet band. She uses an Equine Slipper!
Her horse was laminitic so she needed to bring down the heat in his hooves and calm the digital pulses. The vet told her to ice both of her horse’s front feet.
She used Equine Slippers and store-bought Ice packs.
(I wish I would have thought of this when I needed to ice both Tess’ and Norma Jean’s feet! So much easier than what I was doing…)
THE GREAT AND SIMPLE IDEA!
How simple and easy…! Use an Equine Slipper and simply insert a small lunch or shipping ice pack!
I cannot believe the efficiency in this basic – but genius – idea.
I mean, most of us are resigned to using complicated or awkward icing boots. And, for higher up on the leg injuries, that makes sense. But, for a hoof injury or laminitic heat, how easy is it to simply take the ice pack from your kid’s lunchpail and slide it into your Equine Slipper?!
VARIATIONS ON THE IDEA
I think it would make sense to freeze your ice packs in a “C” shape so that they would form on the hoof fairly well. For me, I think I’ll try freezing them on top of an empty large Stewed Tomato can…
And, I think when you insert the ice pack into the boot, you would want to cover the pack with a washcloth or some sort of cotton fabric so that the ice doesn’t stick to potential exposed skin on the coronet band.
To keep it from sliding around, I’d probably vet wrap it on the hoof or use Elastikon or some other waterproof tape.
Also, if you are planning on having an Equine Slipper around for this purpose, get the ‘one size up’ so everything fits. You can easily insert a rolled washcloth or rolled cotton to take up the extra space.
THEY CAN WALK AROUND – YOU CAN LEAVE THEM WHILE THEY ARE ICED!
This is the best part of this great icing plan… you can set them up and walk away for an hour or two! That generally isn’t the case with most ice boots. You usually have to stall the horse or restrain them while they are being iced. But with the Equine Slipper and Ice Pack duo, you can leave your horse in safety!
Another great reason to have Equine Slippers on hand!
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