FLAIR Strips are a drug-free way to gently open the nasal airways in horse. Used during physical exercise, these strips use a springing action that supports and opens nasal passages held by sweat resistant adhesive.
WHAT THIS PRODUCT CURES
FLAIR Strips prevent nasal tissues from blocking the horse’s breathing inhalation and pulmonary hemorrhage.
In all healthy mammals oxygen is taken from the atmosphere into the organism all the way through the nose or mouth as the inspiration process. This oxygen is taken in to the lungs through the throat where red blood cells absorb the oxygen atoms and release carbon dioxide. The oxygenated red blood cells travel throughout the body delivering adequate oxygen molecules to the organs. The carbon dioxide which the red blood cells will then be expelled from the lungs through the process called expiration.
Horses can only in hale and exhale through their nostrils. During inhalation the soft tissues of the nose become sucked inward. The soft tissues then blocks the horse’s airways, making breathing difficult under high intensity exercise. In some horses, especially athletes, respiratory is highly important to be able to deliver proper oxygen to muscles. Through training a horse can strengthen his heart and muscles, but the respiratory airways cannot.
The constant inhalation and exhalation during higher intensity exercise can cause Pulmonary Hemorrhaging. Equine Pulmonary Hemorrhaging refers to bleeding in the lungs and physical signs of Epistaxis (bleeding from the nose). The lungs must function to exchange gases of oxygen and carbon dioxide. Gas exchange is done through small, grape like clusters called alveoli. These alveoli are numerous in the lungs to reach the high demand on gas exchange. Alveoli, however, are not a strong organ. The walls are very thin and are surrounded by several capillaries. During the horse’s breathing the alveoli cannot keep up with the constant gas exchange, causing pressure, and bursting of the capillaries.
Horses which have this condition display aliments such as strider, an extended neck or head, opened mouth breathing, flared nostrils, Epistaxis, and a noticeably abdominal breathing motion.
PETS WITH ALIMENTS
RELATIVE INFO ON BREED MOST ASSOCIATED WITH THIS AILMENT
Race horses are the most common breeds with this condition. Common race horse breeds include: Trakehner, Thoroughbred, Oldenburg, Arabian, American Warm blood, and American Saddlebred.
QUESTIONS FOR MY VET
1.What steps should I take if my pet has adverse effects from product?
No adverse side effects have been reported.
2. When do I use Flair Equine Nasal Strips?
Just before a big sporting event or intense training session.
3. Are Flair Equine nasal Strips used inside the horse’s nose?
No. Flair Equine nasal strips resemble nasal strips used in humans. The strips are external.
4. How do I know my horse is benefiting from this product?
Handlers will note a difference in breathing patterns. A horse which normally develops labored breathing early in training will be at ease for a greater amount of time.
5. When do I remove Flair Equine nasal strips?
Remove strips after training is completed and your horse will go to rest for the duration of the day. If your horse is breathing heavily after an exercise, allow the strips to remain on the horse to improve cool down time.
6. Do Flair Equine nasal Strips contain drugs?
No. Equine nasal strips simply hold, the excess skin back away from nasal passageways.
Do not remove by pulling up or down.
Adhesive may cause hair to come out slightly.
Do not use on irritated or broken skin.
Use one time only.
PET: For use in adult horses only. Do not use product more than once. Not for internal use. Avoid ingestion of product.
HUMANS: Not for use in humans. Adhesive may cause irritation to skin if attached or pulled off. Keep out of reach from children.
Storage and disposal
Storage: Keep product at room temperature, away from heat and cold.
Disposal: Dispose un-used or empty containers as directed on the label. Never re-use containers and always recycle or dispose. If you have any questions, contact your local medical waste agency for directions or contact 1-800-CLEANUP for additional information.
BRAND VS GENERIC COMPARISON
No generic version is available.
How it Works
FLAIR Strips gently hold the horse’s nasal passageways open with the strip’s spring-like action. The strips contain special adhesives, designed to hold out dirt and sweat from
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
1. Clean and dry horse’s muzzle 30 minutes before exercise.
2. Place bottom edge at Positioning Guide at top of nostrils as indicated by arrows on packaging. Press down to adhere strip.
3. After removing Positioning Guide, rub strip to secure adhesive.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION:
For Single Use Only.
To remove: Pull gently but firmly from the top corner toward the middle.