How to Apply
CRYOCHAPS can be placed flat in a standard freezer (-24° Celsius) overnight, to receive the optimum cooling effect. Alternatively place in freezer for approx. 4 hours before immediate use. If you have no freezer at your yard or you are travelling a competition, tests have shown that if you place in a freezer overnight and then place in an insulating cooler bag with ice blocks, then Cryochaps will still achieve effective cooling after up to 4 hours in the cooler bag. Cool boxes may achieve far longer.
Cryochaps cool bags have been tested to keep the Cryochaps cool for up to 4 hours (ambient temperature between 18-24° Celsius), this is with the bag packed out fully with cool blocks.
If repeated use is required then a minimum of 2 hours back in the freezer at -24° Celsius will adequately refreeze. (Cryochaps will still be slightly frozen hence the difference form 4 hours stated above)
Using Post Exercise, apply to the leg for 10-15 mins. For best results wet the leg before application. Temperatures are maintained below 10°-15° for this time period. If your horses’s leg is not cool to the touch when you take Cryochaps off, they were not frozen adequately before application.
Within the first 24-48 hours after injury, apply for up to 20mins, temperatures against the leg will be maintained below 10°-15°. Application can be repeated every 2-3 hours, ensure you take advice from your vet before using after injury. CRYOCHAPS should not be used on open wounds or if suspected infection. If your horse has sensitive legs, or clipped legs, it is advised to cover. CRYOCHAPS should not be left on the leg longer than 20 mins, there is no medical benefit to be gained by leaving them on for longer. You run the risk of damaging the skin.
Applying to the leg.
The branded label and Velcro section signify the outside of the wrap and should be kept outermost when applying to the leg. Please follow the instructions and pictures below;
The right leg is signified by R on the outer label above the horse head. L for Left.
HH is Horse Hind – HF is Horse Front and will be above the ‘C’ of CRYOCHAPS
The branded label and Velcro should be on the outside.
The branded label also signifies the top of the wrap. Layout opposite for right leg.
The Left leg will be marked L and have either HH or HF marked to signify hind and front leg of the horse.