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Light & Robust Plaster Casts for Treating Fractures
Casts for animals are plaster casts that can be applied to offer an alternative to the common gypsum casts used for fractures and fissures of the extremities. These are particularly light and water-tight because of the synthetic coating. Bevor a cast can be set, however, the present fracture usually needs to first be repositioned to it's anatomically natural state. Finally, this alternative dressing serves to stabilise and secure the affected limb.
In this category, you will find splints, plaster casts and zinc-paste bandages.
Construction and Function of a Cast
These dressings are made of a special carrier fabric that is manufactured from fibreglass or polyester. The carrier fabric is coated with synthetic resin, which hardens upon contact with water to lend the plaster cast its necessary sturdiness. The lower the temperature of the used water, the faster the hardening process occurs. The cast can also be applied in a dry state and then misted with water. This eases the setting and modeling of the synthetic dressing.
Cast Bandages for Laminitis
If a horse is suffering from laminitis, then the application of a combination of a hoof cast and hoof wedge/hoof putty can take the stress from the patient's hoof wall and redirect it to the sole of the hoof. Because of it's robust, water-tight properties, the cast bandage fulfils it's purpose in even the most extreme circumstances to reliably relieve the hoof wall and reduce pain caused by laminitis.
Splints for Veterinary Medicine
As fractures and fissures are primarily conservatively treated in veterinary medicine, stabilisation of the afflicted limb must first be achieved in order to support the healing of a bone injury. Splints are used in combination with conforming bandages. They are made of stable, yet lightweight materials like aluminium and a layer of padding to prevent pressure points.
Zinc-Paste Bandages for Small and Large Animals
Practical zinc-paste bandages have diverse applications in veterinary medicine. One purpose is the use in compressive therapy for congesting oedema and another is to relieve the ligamentous apparatus. Zinc-paste bandages are typically used to stabilise joints, but also serve in follow-up treatment of fractures to protect the affected limbs.
With Praxisdienst, you will find a diverse selection of casts for animals, as well as other dressing materials for treating fractures and fissures in veterinary medicine. Do you have questions about our products? We can be reached by email, chat or telephone.