Have you ever wondered how Equi-Med Ag products work so well?? Well click on the link below to see how Zorflex (the activated carbon/silver cloth used in all of Equi-Med Ag’s products) cleans the wound/mud fever of bacteria and helps the skin to heal! Amazingly clever !
It was great to catch up with dressage rider Dan Sherriff this week to see how “Bayford Hall Dallagio (aka Lawrence) was getting on after Dan had struggled for many years with his cracked heels. Here’s what he had to say:
The boots are truly great – they do the job of the stable wraps with the added bonus of the activated carbon silver fabric that helps to kill bacteria. The beauty of this product is that it is also FEI legal and gives me piece of mind that my horses will be fit and healthy to compete at the highest levels.
WHEN leading event rider Karen Dixon’s youngster, Merlin, suffered a horrific injury in the field, she never thought a year on she would still be looking for a product to help him heal completely.
Karen was distraught when in April 2012 the two-year-old bay gelding suffered horrific injuries to his hind leg after jumping out of the field over a post and rail fence and getting his rug caught up on some wire. Like a horrific scene from War Horse, Merlin ran from the field dragging the wire and broken fence which caused his injuries as they wrapped around him and cut into his leg.
After getting loose on a nearby road, Karen eventually found Merlin in a field stuck and drowning in a puddle of human waste. After freeing the wounded and frightened horse, Karen spent the next year trying all sorts of sprays and creams that were recommended by her vet, but none of them completely healed Merlin’s wound.
It wasn’t until a trip to Your Horse Live this year where Karen was taking part in the demonstrations that she found out about Equi-Med Ag and their antibacterial wound dressing. After just a few weeks of using the Equi-Med Ag Wound Dressing, Karen is amazed at the results.
Said Karen: “It was such a horrific accident and it has taken so long for the wound to heal and it is still not completely healed. There has been an open wound above the scar tissue and in the middle of it which keeps cracking and opening up. After finding out about the Equi-Med Ag wound dressing I wasn’t sure if it would actually help, nothing else had.
“After only a few weeks of using the dressing, the wound is already looking much better and I am amazed at how quickly it has started to look better. I wish I had used it sooner! It is so simple to use and so effective, I am hoping it will help reduce the amount of scar tissue.”
Karen is now hoping to produce Merlin ready to event next year as a four-year-old and aiming to qualify for the young horse class at Osberton Horse Trials.
We’ll keep you posted on Merlin’s progress.
Your Horse Live was an amazing success for us !! We had so many enquiries and customers on the stand over the weekend I talked so much I was horse 😉 See you all next year !!
Below are some pictures of a severe leg wound caused by the horse getting caught in wire. Luckily Cedric was on hand to deal with the injury. After cleaning and tidying the wound the best he could, the leg was dressed with Equi-Med Ag wound dressing roll. This was in May of this year and now just four months on Dancer has been given the all clear and is now back in work enjoying his rides round the fields. There was no need for skin grafts and only needed minimum debriding, a very different outcome had Cedric not known how effective our dressings are!
Equi-Med Ag are excited to welcome on board Cedric C-H. Chan, BVSc CertES(Orth) DiplECVS MRCVS, Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons, RCVS & European Recognised Specialist in Equine Surgery. Cedric joins us as our ‘Veterinary wound consultant’ to coordinate further research and development of Equi-Med Ag Products.
A 1989 graduate of Bristol Veterinary School, Cedric has worked in both first opinion and referral equine practices in the UK, Europe (Germany, France), South East Asia, China and Australia since qualification. He completed a 3 year post-graduate equine surgical residency position at Glasgow Veterinary School (which included externships in the UK, USA and Germany), gaining the RCVS Certificate in Equine Surgery (Orthopaedics) in 1995 and became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (Equine Surgery) in 2002. He is both an RCVS & European Recognised Specialist in Equine Surgery, a peer reviewed position of which there are currently only around 25 such consultant specialists in the UK.
In 2002, at the request of fellow veterinary colleagues, Cedric formed NW Equine Referrals Ltd., an equine surgical consultancy practice based in London. The practice covers over specific equine clinics in the North and South of England, France and Asia (including China and Singapore) working with all types of horse from Thoroughbreds-in-training, Olympic performance,, eventers, showjumping, dressage, polo, hunting, general pleasure riding, to a child’s first pony and donkeys.
His specialist skills acquired over 20 years and 1000’s of cases and surgeries include advanced lameness investigation and treatment, general surgery (in particular, wound reconstruction), orthopaedic surgery (in particular, diagnostic and surgical arthroscopy/tenoscopy/bursoscopy – ‘key-hole’ procedures), fracture repair, foal orthopaedics, management of chronic synovial sepsis) and soft tissue surgery (in particular, head region, colic and laparoscopy).
He is proactive in continuing education as both a course organiser and lecturer for BEVA/CPD Solutions/private clinics in-house/ACPAT and speaking at BEVA Annual Congresses/Day Meetings and international meetings. Cedric has published papers in journals including the Veterinary Record, Equine Veterinary Education (EVE), In-Practice, UK Vet, various textbooks and has peer reviewed papers for EVE and Equine Veterinary Journal (EVJ). He was the Chief Examiner/Advisor for the post-graduate RCVS Certificate in Equine Surgery (Orthopaedics) in 2011 and an examiner/advisor for the RCVS Certificates in Equine Surgery (Orthopadics & Soft Tissue) and RCVS Certificate in Equine Practice from 2009-2012.
He was a member of the FEI international veterinary treating teams for all the equestrian events at the Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
He was appointed by the Olympic Council of Asia and FEI as Chief Equine Surgeon responsible for all the equestrian disciplines at the 16th Asian Games held in November, 2010 in Guangzhou, China.
Cedric was invited to perform the first stifle arthroscopy for a soft tissue injury under modern general anaesthestic technique on the Chinese mainland in October, 2011 on China’s top performimg showjumper of 2010 & 2011 assisted by one of his UK vet & nurse teams.