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CMtm Equine Products

Patent Protected -  All claims have been allowed and this patent protects this belt and its method of use.  Any attempt to copy this system or the method of use will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

 

 CMtm  Heal Hernia Belt and Method of Treatment for:

 

  • Non-invasive reduction and closure of umbilical hernias.
  • Non-invasive reduction and closure of post-surgical hernias.
  • Pressure bandage in any age equine after any type of abdominal surgery for wound protection and abdominal support to promote healing and aid in prevention of hernias.

 

CONSTRUCTION OF THE BELT/BANDAGE

Overall construction is rectangular in shape with numerous pressure adjustments that run along the abdomen beginning immediately behind the front legs and extending to the flank area in front of the rear legs.  There is a special pocket design on the underside of the bandage.  The pocket contains stiff manipulating element in order to push the intestine up in the abdominal cavity relieving the pressure and allowing reduction and closure of the hernia.  The position of the pocket and pressure adjustment of this belt is critical in the closing of the hernia.  All styles must be used with a breast collar and pad.  A neck strap is provided with all belts.  The manipulating element is removed if this is being used as a pressure bandage immediately post surgery.

 

FOR UMBILICAL HERNIAS

There is an extended style pocket, if you are treating an umbilical hernia.  All styles must be used with a breast collar and pad.  The breast collar and pad is provided with the Foal 1-3 sizes only, as the larger sizes are available at most tack stores.  A neck strap is provided with all sizes.  Begin treatment as early as 30 days, the earlier you use this method the sooner the closure of the hernia.  Make sure the umbilical cord has dropped off and the area has no sores before using this belt.  The belt is put on in the morning and removed at night for foals from one month to three months old.  Foals older than four months can wear this at night also.  Make sure when this is put on the foal is free all dirt and the belt is clean in order to prevent sores or skin infection.  Older horses with umbilical hernias should follow the same exercise treatment as the post-surgical hernia.

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FOR USE AS A POST SURGICAL ABDOMINAL PRESSURE BANDAGE

The Hard Manipulating element on the inside pocket is to be removed if this is to be used as a post surgical wrap.  Leave the foam pieces in the pocket for added support on the incision site.    This pressure bandage promotes faster healing by relieving swelling, allows better drainage, without leaving an open draining wound and an invitation for infection, better blood flow, and overall support to the equine. Proper use of this pressure bandage for approximately 8-12 weeks can aid in the prevention of hernias for forming after abdominal surgery, and speed overall healing time. Make sure that a breast collar, pad and the neck strap, are used and the belt and horse are free from dirt.  Make sure the CM Heal Belt is laundered if soiled.  Make sure if there is any drainage you protect the CM Heal Belt with a Telfa pad, baby diaper with the elastic cut off or something absorbent with a plastic lining to protect the belt.

 

FOR A POST SURGICAL HERNIA

The manipulating element is inserted between the two blue foam pieces inside the pocket relieving the pressure and allowing reduction and closure of the hernia.  The position of the pocket and pressure adjustment of this belt is critical in the closing of the hernia.  All styles must be used with a breast collar and pad to prevent top line pinching and pressure sores.  A neck strap is provided with all styles to keep the breast collar off of the shoulders of the horse.

An exercise program is part of the method of treatment.  If the equine has been totally inactive for a period of time, begin with walking for 5-10 minutes for a few days to a week, then start with a slow trot beginning at 5 minutes and increasing every few days until there is 30 minutes of a consistent trotting gait for the best results. After each session, remove the belt, cool down the horse for 1-2 hours then put the belt back on.  Make sure you have washed and/or cleaned the horse so there is no dirt under the belt and the belt is washed and/or brushed clean as needed to prevent sores.

 

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CM Equine Products is not responsible for any misuse of the belt or abuse to any equine using this belt.

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