FLAIR® Equine Nasal Strips are clinically proven to make breathing easier.
Developed by veterinarians, the proprietary adhesive and shape memory supports provide gentle support to the horse’s nasal passages to improve airflow to the lungs, reduce fatigue, conserve energy, quicken recovery and reduce lung bleeding.
But like all equipment, they work best if you apply them correctly.
Breathe easy, we’ve got some helpful tips for you.
Apply FLAIR Strips at least 30 minutes prior to any activity.
For best results, apply the Strips 30 minutes prior to exercise, such as riding, longeing, long lining, driving or any other physical activity that might cause the horse to sweat. (The adhesive needs to adhere to clean, dry hair.)
Apply FLAIR Strips to a clean, dry nose.
Use a clean, dry cloth, piece of vet wrap, or paper towel to remove dirt and oil prior to applying. DO NOT spray your horse’s face with water or use coat conditioner, Vaseline or gels on the area. (You may use isopropyl alcohol to clean the horse’s hair, especially on hot, humid days. Let it fully evaporate first before applying the Strip.)
Apply directly to the horse’s nose.
FLAIR Strips have a gentle adhesive that is developed for the health and safety of the horse and designed to flow into and adhere to the horse’s hair. DO NOT shave the horse’s nose prior to applying the Strip or use additional adhesives. Super glue isn’t meant for horses.
Bend the tabbed edges to form a crease before applying.
Forming a crease on the tabbed edges of the FLAIR Strip help the tabs stick to the horse’s nose more securely. DO NOT touch, lick, rub or otherwise sully the adhesive prior to application as it will reduce the Strip’s ability to stick to your horse.
Apply FLAIR Strips two finger widths above the horse’s nostrils.
This placement provides optimal support for the soft tissue of the nasal passage. DO NOT apply the Strip to any other part of the horse’s face or body unless you want to turn your FLAIR Strip into a decorative sticker on your horse.
Peel gently from the top corner toward the middle.
To remove FLAIR Strips, peel gently but firmly from the top corner toward the middle. Adhesive may cause slight loss of hair, as experienced with normal shedding. DO NOT rip it off like a Band-Aid. It’s not a bikini wax.
Learn more about FLAIR Equine Nasal Strips at flairstrips.com.