CM Equine Products
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We must be notified in writing or e-mail within 7 (seven) days after receipt of the CM Heal Belt for return authorization number. The CM Heal Belt must be in new condition (not used or washed) and in original packaging. The are NO RETURNS for accessory items unless they are of defective quality. After the authorization is received the return this must be received within two weeks. The return authorization number must be on the outside of the box or the box will not be accepted.
After the item is received and inspected and found to be in new condition and in the original packaging the refund will be processed. There is a 20% re-stocking
fee that will be deducted from your refund to cover re-packaging and processing fees.
BELT - BANDAGE CONSTRUCTION
The belt/bandage is rectangular in shape and contains multiple pressure adjustments. The pressure adjustments run along the abdomen starting behind the front legs and extending to the flank area in front of the rear legs. There is a large pocket on the underside of the bandage which contains a stiff manipulating element (hard insert) used to push the intestine up in the abdominal cavity. This relieves the pressure and allows reduction and closure of the hernia. The pockets position and pressure adjustment of the belt is critical to the closing of the hernia.
A breast collar and pad must be utilized with all styles. All belts come with a neck strap. If the bandage is being used as a pressure bandage post-surgery, be sure to remove the hard insert.
For treating umbilical hernias, there is an extended style pocket. A breast collar and pad must be used for all styles. All sizes come with a neck strap. The Foal 1-3 sizes include the breast collar and pad. The larger sizes are available at most tack stores. For fastest results with the closure of the hernia, it is recommended to begin treatment as early as 30 days. Before use, be sure the umbilical cord has dropped off and that there are no sores to the area. For foals one to three months old, put the belt on in the morning and remove in the evening. For foals older than four months, the belt can be worn in overnight.
In order to prevent sores and/or a skin infection, be sure the foal is clean (free from all dirt) and that the belt is clean as well. Older horses with umbilical hernias should adhere to the same exercise treatment of the post-surgical hernia.
POST SURGICAL ABDOMINAL PRESSURE
If the bandage is to be used as a post-surgical wrap, the stiff manipulating element on the inside pocket is to be removed. The inside the pocket also contains foam pieces which are to be left inside for additional support to the incision site. The purpose of this pressure bandage is to expedite the healing process by relieving swelling and allowing for better drainage which promotes a healthier blood flow and provides additional support to the equine. If used properly for 8 to 12 weeks, the pressure bandage can aid in the prevention of hernias that could form subsequent to abdominal surgery in addition to expediting the overall healing process.
A breast collar, pad and neck strap should be used. Be sure the horse is clean (free from all dirt) and that the belt is clean as well. If the CM Heal Belt is soiled be sure to have it laundered. In order to protect the belt from any drainage, a Telfa pad, baby diaper (remove elastic) or something absorbent with a plastic lining should be used.
USE FOR A POST SURGICAL HERNIA
The stiff manipulating element is to be inserted between the two foam pieces inside the pocket. This will assist in relieving the pressure and allow for a reduction and closure of the hernia. The positioning of the pocket and pressure adjustment is critical for closure of the hernia.
A breast collar and pad must be utilized with all styles in order to prevent top line pinching and pressure sores. In order to keep the breast collar off the shoulders of the horse, a neck strap is provided.
For this method of treatment, an exercise program is recommended. For inactive equines, it is recommended to start with walking 5 to 10 minutes a few days a week. Gradually move to a 5-minute slow trot daily and increase the duration every few days until it has reached a consistent trot of 30 minutes per day. Subsequent to each session, remove the belt for a cool-down period of 1 to 2 hours prior to putting the belt back on.
In order to prevent sores, be sure the horse and belt are both clean (free from all dirt).