Many equestrians will have seen the use of Flair Strips in a variety of disciplines. Common in the Eventing world the Flair Strips are veterinarian-developed self-adhesive strips that promote optimum respiratory health of equine athletes at every level of competition. The clever strips reduce airway resistance and improve airflow when the horse needs oxygen most offering an ideal item to stock for both conscientious owners and competitive riders!
Flair Strips can provide benefits for all types of horses, including both those competing at top level and leisure horses exerting themselves during occasional weekend competitions or fun, fast hacks!
It is important to understand your products so you can best explain and sell them to your customers so let’s take a look at the science behind it!
Unlike humans, horses can only breathe through their nose.
During exercise when horses begin to breathe hard, the soft tissues overlying the nasal passages are sucked in, reducing the airway diameter. This reduction in diameter causes resistance to airflow into the lungs. The resistance in the nasal passages also causes increased negative pressures within the lung, subjecting the fragile capillary membranes deep in the lungs to the risk of leakage or rupture.
Flair Strips gently support the soft tissues over the nasal passages, the narrowest part of the upper airway, so horses breathe easier and perform at their best.
- reduced fatigue
- quickened recovery
- reduced bleeding
Flair Strips offer your customers a drug-free, simple, cost effective tool for supporting the long-term respiratory health of all equine athletes that perform, in both training and competition!