Equilite™ Sore-No-More® Cooling Clay Poultice
Contains Bentonite/Kaolin in a solution consisting of an all-natural proprietary blend of Witch Hazel, Arnica Montana, Rosemary, Lavender, Lobelia and Sodium Borate as an all-natural preservative.
- Contains the Award Winning Horse Liniment – Sore-No-More® formula mixed into a blend of bentonite clays for easy application
- Helps swelling, edema, infection, abscesses, puncture wounds, thrush, dry or cracked hooves, and helps with immediate relief after competition
- Silky smooth and creamy rich base, easily applied and easily washed off
- Can be used as a cooling hoof pack
Practical Poulticing Tips:
- Always ensure the leg is clean prior to application.
- Always ensure leg is wet before application.
- Use only paper unless you are experienced with how "plastic wrap" impacts the heat exchange process and the "signs" to look for throughout the application process.
- Poultice no more than once every 6 to 12 hours. Remove poultice after the initial application period to evaluate the process. Is there more heat, less heat, more swelling, less swelling, more infection, less infection – what are you observing and is it what you are expecting?
- Between poultice applications – let the leg "stabilize". Stabilizing is the act of establishing a "base line" from which you can further evaluate the next step.
A "base line" can be attained anywhere from a ½ hour to say 2 hours. At this time a determination can be made as to what the next best step might be. These steps might include:
- Hose the leg with cold water. This produces two processes: stimulates circulation which increases blood flow, and counters the effect of inflammation by cooling the leg.
- Wrap the leg with a mild to moderate support wrap to create a modest "pressure bandage" – this procedure prevents the accumulation of edema and helps dissipate the edema.
- Reapply poultice
- Ask for another opinion
- Do nothing
Under no circumstance should a leg be poulticed more than twice in any 24 hour period.