The attending veterinarian at Step Ahead Farm attributes the proper post-injury or post-surgical healing to
the bandaging techniques used at Step Ahead Farm and which are shown on our Bandaging DVD.

Effective bandaging must meet the following criteria:
1) Easy to apply (time efficient)
2) Cost effective
3) Reliable
4) Must allow for performance level rehabilitation while healing

To those who suggest that bandaging on different parts of the body of the horse is not required or needed, we
pose the following question:
When you allow exposed raw tissue to dry out and die, which leads to extensive scaring,
can you call this a step forward in healing ?

Some of the bandaging materials used at Step Ahead Farm:
In Summary:
We want a simple, efficient bandage that allows the horse to be rehabilitated as it heals, but
above all other factors it must be adaptable:
1) Promote granulation tissue growth until it reaches skin level
2) Encourage granulation maturation without allowing overgrowth (proud flesh)
3) Provide protection for the delicate epithelial border
This video clip will give you a small idea of our bandaging techniques on all parts of the equine body.
The full bandaging video which shows each stage of healing and each step in bandaging every part of
the horse is available from Step Ahead Farm.
This page contains information
on the Bandaging Techniques
employed at Step Ahead Farm.
Powerflex Wrap
3M Cotton Rolls
3M Vetrap
Paper Towels
Velcro Disks & Velcro Tape
Bandage Cutter
Panty Hose & Knee Highs
Versalon Gauze
Stretch Netting
Occlusive Bandages
Plastic Ties
Soft Hoof Boot
3M Poultice Pad
3M Casting Material
3M Equisport Support Bandage
3M Stocking Material
3M Hoof Poultice Pad