DIY Ice/Gel Pack
Often times a veterinarian prescribes cold therapy for leg injuries and inflammation. An easy do-it-yourself ice pack can be made quickly and affordably.
- Palmolive Dish Soap
- Heavy Duty Resealable Plastic Bag
In a few hours this will freeze to a cold moldable gel. Some soap types will freeze solid but Palmolive will not. You can then bend the cold gel filled bag around your horse’s leg and secure with a polo wrap, standing wrap, ace bandage or vet wrap.
We do not recommend leaving your horse unattended with the cold wrap on but this soap is non-toxic so if the bag breaks you can just rinse it off. Once the gel defrosts you can put it back into the freezer and re-use. Some people like to freeze 3 or 4 at a time so they can rotate them to insure the cold therapy does the job and is ready to use at a moments notice. This is also great for people and other pets too!