Animalintex Poultice Dressing is ideal for use on horses to treat infected open wounds, abscesses, cracked heels, puncture wounds, laminitis, seedy toe, splints, sore shins and other inflammatory conditions.
It can be applied wet or dry.
Contains boric acid and tragacanth.
Each dressing is individually packaged.
Hot/Wet, Cold/Wet & Dry Poulticing
Animalintex® can be applied as a hot wet poultice, a cold wet poultice or even as a dry wound dressing - particularly in a first aid situation. The technique used depends on the particular condition to be treated.
Hot wet poulticing is used for - Abscesses / Corns / Cracked Heels / Infected Wounds / Laminitis / Mud Fever / Punctured Foot / Seedy Toe / Thorns
Cold wet poulticing is used for - Bruising / Capped Elbow / Capped Hock / Sore Shins / Sprains / Strains / Splints
Economical to Use - Cut to size so there is no waste.
How to Prepare a hot/wet Poultice
To prepare a poultice, boil water and allow it to cool to 38°C (so that it does not burn the horse) immerse the poultice and squeeze out excess water. Note that if infected pus is present, the poultice needs to be damp (not wet) so that the pus is absorbed into the poultice. If a cold wet poultice is to be used, follow the same procedure as above but simply allow the boiled water to cool before application. The poultice is applied to the horse after cleansing and drying the affected area and then secured with a bandage or poultice boot.
The poultice should be changed at least every 12 hours. The progress of the ailment can be checked at the same time. If the horse does not respond to treatment or is showing signs of distress, call your vet.
Boric Acid Antiseptic - Minimises infection and reinfection and promotes faster healing.
Tragacanth - Natural poulticing agent, draws out dirt and infection and reduces inflammation, as well as creating a moist, clean healing environment.
Medicated Cotton Wool - Absorbs pus and holds infected secretions away from the body, creating a cleaner wound environment.
Polythene Backing Cover - Keeps out external contamination and keeps in moisture and warmth, promoting faster healing.