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EQU StreamZ magnetic horse bands

EQU - STREAMZ FOR HORSES

EQU Stream magnetic therapy fetlock bands for Horses

StreamZ revolutionary approach to magnetism creates no increase in heatTheir magnetic horse bands are suitable for use on fetlocks or hocks and directly after exercise . They can be worn long-term, 24/7 if required – including through turnout. Easy to manage and a low cost solution. 

ENDORSED BY THE BEST
EQU StreamZ are proud to be endorsed by a variety of leading professionals within the equine community, from Olympic champions to budding amateurs. Used alongside their daily programs and as part of their ongoing management to help keep their horses in tip-top condition, provide joint care and support when travelling. 

EQU StreamZ ambassadors include Olympians Gemma Tattersall (Eventing) and Sophie Wells MBE (Para Dressage), International 5* show jumpers such as Trevor Breen and Harriet Nuttall and many other international stars across a variety of equine disciplines including showjumping, eventing, dressage, barrel racing, polo, trick riding, mounting shooting and so on. 

StreamZ partnerships with sponsored riders are not based on a financial commitment, but a promise to support their horse’s and make a difference.

SUITABLE FOR 24/7 USE
One disadvantage of using traditional magnetic technology is the limited period of time in which they can be used, often due to the heat created by their pulsating process; when working with several horses or looking to reduce heat using traditional magnetism can be a problem. 

StreamZ unique approach to magnetic fields generates no increase in heat, unlike with traditional magnets found in boots and rugs. This non invasive approach allows the bands to be worn 24/7 including through turnout.

EQU StreamZ bands can be wrapped around either fore or hind legs and above or below the fetlock joint. * When turned out for long periods of time the bands should be placed above the fetlock or removed. A few layers of vet-wrap over the top can be used if turned out in soft ground conditions. 

SUPPORTED STUDIES

Independent double-blind studies were carried out by a leading equine university. The positive results within these studies has led to further research being commissioned with a variety of partners including universities and equine technology experts. Although supported with clinical studies, StreamZ are unable to claim various and specific benefits due to strict advertising regulations. Anecdotal reviews help ‘spread the word’ but do not represent scientific proof. As a complimentary device EQU StreamZ horse bands should be used alongside prescribed medications and not as a substitute. 

StreamZ are committed to continuing a range of studies, both clinical and anecdotal, and to help achieve this goal have further studies being arranged to focus on stride lengths and various ranges of movement.  

EQU StreamZ magnetic horse bands introduce a new technique in magnetism for horses – non invasive 360º resonance technology.

Traditional magnets have been used for many years within the equestrian community often found stitched into boots or rugs. Their pulsating magnetic process has achieved limited clinical support and the reputation in using these traditional magnetic devices on horses is mixed. StreamZ unique low-impact magnetic approach changes how magnetic fields are deployed allowing them to be used for longer periods of time. 

Disadvantages in using traditional magnet devices include the inability to leave them on whilst through turn out due to the heat created by their pulsating effect. This increase in temperature prevents their use directly after competing or exercise, limits their application time and can be difficult to manage. StreamZ is different, it spins!

360º MAGNETIC HORSE BANDS

EQU StreamZ magnetic horse bands contain a continuous strip of StreamZ magnetised silicone, creating a 360º non invasive energy field which spins around the horses leg.

StreamZ revolutionary approach to magnetism creates no increase in heat. Their magnetic horse bands are suitable for use on fetlocks or hocks and directly after exercise . They can be worn long-term, 24/7 if required – including through turnout. Easy to manage and a low cost solution. 

Each pack contains two bands to be worn by one horse; comfortably wrapped around the cannon or pastern bone on either fore or hind legs and worn for a minimum of 8 hours per day. Although worn around the horse leg, StreamZ unique magnetic technology helps minerals across the system creating the ‘StreamZ effect’ throughout the body and not just to localised areas.

  • Fitting instructions
  • Ongoing Care instructions
  • Sensitive Horses
  • Tricks for “chewers”

Fitting Instructions

Each horse wears two bands, one on any two legs – results have been found to be the same with bands placed on both front or hind legs, or in any combination. At this point it is worth reminding you how StreamZ are not traditional magnets; StreamZ unique energy field re-balances the system. With this in mind, worn on any two legs the ‘re-balancing effect’ is established across the system.

To provide consistency throughout clinical studies the bands were placed on the near fore and off hind of all animals. Results cited from these studies therefore support use on the near fore and off hind. Ultimately, every horse is different and the bands can be placed on any leg which suits that specific horse.

The legs should be thoroughly clean prior to fitting. Open the tongue on the sleeve of the band and wrap the band around the cannon bone. Leave a space just less than a fingers width between the band and the horses skin, tight enough so they do not spin around the leg but not too tight! Use the fixing tab to secure the band in the required position. Ensure the tongue is attached evenly and make sure the tongue is not in contact with the skin. 

EQU StreamZ Fitting Instructions image with Sofie2


Using the bands

The technology is designed to be worn for a minimum of 8 hours a day although results have been reported as significantly greater when used 24/7. EQU StreamZ are designed to be used in most weather conditions however “24/7 use” refers to the technology and does not indicate the bands can be left on in all weather conditions or whilst out hacking. When the ground is soft and the horse is turned out the bands should be placed above the fetlock joint and out of the soft ground. Care and attention and a level of common-sense is required for the bands to last; as with any other tack product. See care details below.

TIP – to retain longevity of use the bands should be washed and cleaned on a weekly basis. Velcro hooks and loops should be cleaned by hand and not with a strong brush as this can damage the material. Bands which are not cared for will unlikely last 12 months and as with any tack used outside on horses require consistent maintenance. 

Wearing through box rest (min 8hrs per day)
The technology works best sitting as close to a fast flowing artery as possible. The leg contains the digital palmar artery which is an extremely fast flowing artery containing high levels of haemoglobin levels (highly oxygenated blood). When on box rest/turned in the bands can be fitted below the fetlock joint. If the ground is soft (rain, mud, snow) then the bands may become submerged and should be placed above the fetlock.

Wearing through turnout (and 24/7) 
As StreamZ are suitable for 24/7 use, careful attention is required as to where the bands are fitted for turnout. For turnout the bands should be placed above the joint. This is purely to protect the bands from being submerged and to ensure longevity of use. If the ground is significantly soft then the bands should have a few layers of vet wrap placed over the top or be removed completely.

Wearing whilst riding
The EQU bands have been developed to be used as an aid for recovery and not to be used in active work (there is slight movement under the fetlock joint). We advise the bands are removed for anything more than light work.

EQU StreamZ above or below fetlock joint for pain relief and recovery in horses


Ongoing Care Instructions

The EQU StreamZ sleeves should be washed by hand in cold soapy water. Hot water can damage the hooks of the material so if being washed in a machine ensure it is on a cold setting. Regular cleaning the sleeves is vital to ensure longevity of the product and to retain 12-month warranty status. We recommend washing the sleeves at least once a week. If you require anything under warranty conditions please review our separate warranty terms.  

The StreamZ material strips can be removed from the sleeve prior to washing, carefully sliding from the unstitched end of the sleeve next to the tongue. Make sure the StreamZ strips are kept safely and returned to the sleeve the correct way around after washing. The 4 lines/ridges must face away from the skin, smooth side facing the skin.

Common sense is required to understand when the horses can and cannot wear the bands, as with any tack used on horses through turnout.

TIP: We have had a few reports of people losing one silicone strip from inside the sleeves. The StreamZ silicone strips (the magic bits!) cannot fall out once on the horse (unless damaged by the horse) so it is worth checking the stable door as we have seen people hang them over the stable door when cleaning down their horse, or, check the inside drum of the washing machine! If you have lost an internal strip then contact our team, but please appreciate this is not covered under warranty.


Sensitive Horses

Some animals (particularly greys/white haired horses, or horses with allergic contact dermatitis) may find the neoprene too sensitive to place directly against the skin. Early signs that the horse may be feeling sensitive to the material are scratching at the bands and showing a pink/red mark on the skin.

Streamz bands can be placed above other materials and be as effective, so a few layers of vet wrap/bandage can be placed around the leg before the bands are fitted if required. If you notice any discomfort or discolouration on the skin within the first 24hrs then remove the bands. If problems persist then the neoprene bands should be removed completely.

The StreamZ strips can be removed from the sleeves and wrapped around the horses leg within a bandage/vet wrap – avoiding the use of neoprene.

No refunds are issued if your horse is allergic to the neoprene material used within the bands.


Do you have “A Chewer”?

No warranty is offered on any StreamZ bands which have been damaged or chewed by your horse. We understand the frustration if your horse does decide to ‘chew’ the bands but please understand that this is entirely out of our control.

For any horses with previous examples of chewing at tack, a few layers of vet wrap over the top may well protect them effectively.

Hopefully the information above has answered any questions you may have, however, if you do have any further queries then their support team are always here to help.

Simply drop them an email at help@streamz-global.com