CRYOCHAPS V WATER BOOT

How much heat would you want to take out of your horses’ leg if it was 42°C after a heavy exercise work out? Do you go for ease of use and dunk some water boots into a bucket of water? A study was completed to look at heat removed after 30 mins from a phantom…

WATER BOOT V WETTING LEG

Can you spot the difference in temperatures between the two legs before and after application of a cold water boot and just wetting a leg sporadically over 30 mins? Answer – There is no difference! The cold water boot does not reduce and maintain low temperatures, in fact, it has the same effects as simply…

WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO ACHIEVE WHEN COOLING?

Decreasing temperatures such that they could have an anti-inflammatory effect internally or bring back to body temperature (37-38°C) which a horse is designed to do of its own accord? One of the main purported benefits of cold treatment is the associated reduction in tissue metabolism, cell activity, and enzyme reactions.(1,2) Meaning you are preventing or…

CRYOCHAPS V COLD HOSING

Cryochaps has proven to remove as much heat as cold hosing. Cryochaps not only achieve a better reduction in temperature compared to clays, gels and water boots but in a recent study comparing heat removed from a phantom leg, there was no significant difference in heat removed between Cryochaps and cold hosing Marlin, D.J. (2019) Evaluation…