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How do I wrap her tail?

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Rusti - Chilli due 4-09
Weanling
Username: Rusti

Post Number: 25
Registered: 12-2008
Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 10:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I tried to do a search on tail wrapping but it gives me an error when I try...
just wanted to know the different ways everyone wraps their mares' tails. Chilli's is inches from touching the ground and pretty thick. Also wondering how soon you all start keeping it wrapped, and how soon after she delivers will it be ok to remove the wrap?
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
Breeding Stock
Username: Watchman

Post Number: 521
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 10:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

it is important to wrap from the tail bone down or if you do cover the tail bone be sure it is not too tight...it can stop circulation in the tail and cause the mare to lose her tail permanently...

I braid from the tail bone down and use vet wrap to cover the braid. I insert the tail end of the vet wrap into the top of the braid about 2-3 inches and cover it as I wrap...then the wrap cannot slip off...hope this helps
 

Samantha
Breeding Stock
Username: Dressage_diva333

Post Number: 562
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 11:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This sounds a bit complicated, but really is not. Here is what I do;

1) French braid the tail.
2) Flip it up over the top of the tail bone.
3) Start about 2 inches down from the top of the tail, and wrap down w/brown gauze, then back up. Cut the excess.
4) Then I cover the brown gauze with vet wrap.
5) You left the 2 inches from the top of the tail bone, to where you wrapped it. Start at the vet top of the tail bone with Elastikon, and wrap down to cover the top of the gauze and vet wrap.

They almost never come off, but I change them every three days to make sure there are no sores, and that they have no gotten too tight.

Here is a pic of the finished product:
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/fohlen/Tesora/TesoraFoalWatch008.jpg
 

Rusti - Chilli due 4-09
Weanling
Username: Rusti

Post Number: 26
Registered: 12-2008
Posted on Friday, March 27, 2009 - 12:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks, I'm gonna try both ways. Terry, do you have a pic of how you do your's? We already have 80 degree weather and horseflies here and I'm keeping fly spray on her, but I want to leave her as much length as possible in case she needs it.
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
Breeding Stock
Username: Watchman

Post Number: 526
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Friday, March 27, 2009 - 02:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I also do it like Samantha....works equally well and protects the whole tail...

I don't have a pix but when finished it is like a tube running from the bottom of the tail bone...I have had good luck with this staying in on pasture horses to protect their tails from sun and baby chewing etc
 

Bobbi Govro
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Hh_farms

Post Number: 1258
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Friday, March 27, 2009 - 04:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Rusti: I just french braid the tails and don't bother with any wraps. Basically it just keeps everything out of the way in the event you need to observe or assist. Its not like it provides some type of sterile environment...lol. And I would say that you can take it out as soon after foaling as you feel comfortable. I usually leave mine's braided for a day or two (depending on how clean everything is), then let it out so they can swat at flies or be more comfortable.
 

Ivette Armstrong
Weanling
Username: Gypsy_girl

Post Number: 40
Registered: 10-2008
Posted on Monday, March 30, 2009 - 05:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I would french braid the tail and i found these wonderful neoprene tail wraps on countrysupply.com they are not expensive and worked great.

Here is a pic

[IMG]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j23/ivette_a2004/Hooves/Gypsy%20update%20pics/ 100_0899.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j23/ivette_a2004/Hooves/Gypsy%20update%20pics/100_0847.jpg[/IMG]


(Message edited by gypsy_girl on March 30, 2009)

(Message edited by gypsy_girl on March 30, 2009)



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