Unlike humans, horses only breathe through their noses. When horses begin to breathe hard during exercise, the soft tissues overlying the nasal passages are sucked in, reducing the airway diameter. This reduction in diameter causes greater resistance to airflow into the lungs.
Clinical studies have found that FLAIR Strips support nasal passages to reduce collapse. By reducing nasal passage collapse, your horse expends less energy to get the oxygen he needs.
INDICATIONS ▸ Helps prevent fatigue related injuries
▸ Helps protect the lungs from injury
▸ Promotes optimum respiratory health of equine athletes
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE ▸ Store at room temperature
▸ Apply at least 30 minutes prior to any activity
▸ Apply to a clean, dry nose (DO NOT use alcohol, water or gels on the area of application)
▸ DO NOT shave the horse’s nose prior to application
▸ Apply FLAIR Strips two finger widths above the horse’s nostril
▸ DO NOT touch the adhesive prior to applying the strip
▸ Additional adhesives may be harmful and are NOT recommended
COMPETITION ▸ The nasal strips are accepted in many competitions, including the FEI competitions. Please refer to the organization of the competition for acceptance.
▸ In the case the nasal strips are not accepted during the competition, it is still recommended to practice at home with the nasal strips to lighten the work of the lungs as much as possible.