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Value Plus Equitex Medicated Poultice Dressing

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Product Information

Equitex Medicated Poultice Dressing is an easy to use, non-sterile, all purpose poultice dressing for horses. Contains a mild antiseptic, Boric Acid (60g/kg) which is the main active ingredient and also contains Tragacanth (136g/kg). 100% cotton dressing with a non woven cover that can be applied to the wound or area and has a plastic cover on the reverse side to help keep the bandage together and to help retain heat (when used as a hot dressing).

Has a variety of uses and can be used as a hot dressing, cold dressing, dry dressing or even for pressure padding. Can be cut to size, as required Dressing size: 20cm x 40cm. Extensive trials conducted with leading equine veterinarians, horse trainers and horse studs.

  • High-quality cotton dressing with a non woven gauze covering and plastic on the reverse side.
  • Non-abrasive cover, making it gentle on skin
  • Retains shape when wet (will not stretch or fall apart). Also contains Tragacanth


Active Ingredients

Each poultice contains:

  • Boric Acid 60mg/g

Direction for Use

Hot Poultice Dressing

Cut the dressing to size and place in a shallow tray of boiled water which has. been allowed to cool to 38°C. Once saturated, remove the dressing and gently squeeze out excess water. Place poultice on the affected area with the plastic backing away from the skin. Hold in place with a stretch conforming, elastic adhesive or cohesive bandage. For open wounds, normal antiseptic precautions must be taken.

Cold Poultice Dressing

After soaking the dressing in boiled water, allow to cool thoroughly then apply to the affected area. The dressing can also be chilled in the refrigerator in the outer plastic bag. 

Dry Dressing/Pressure Padding 

Simply apply the dressing to the affected area and bandage with a stretch conforming elastic or adhesive bandage.


  • Avoid contact with eyes and skin. When using the product, wear elbow length rubber gloves and wash hands after use. After each day’s use, wash gloves.
  • Equitex should not be used in conjunction with any other medical
  • preparations except with the advice of a veterinarian.
  • Consult your vet before applying the poultice to infected wounds.
  • Ensure the bandage is not applied too tightly, and that the poultice is not too hot.
  • Apply with the plastic backing away from the skin.
  • The dressing should be renewed at least once every 12 hours.


Store below 30°C (room temperature).


Dispose of empty bag and used product by wrapping in paper and putting in

the garbage.

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