Run-Down Patches

Run-down patches solve a common issue in horse health. Horses can very easily injure their ankles (specifically the fetlock and cannon areas) when riding or racing, and this can lead to pain, missed training, lameness, and also just general discomfort! The equine products market has responded with a variety of solutions with different levels of engineering, cost, and complexity, including everything from engineered ankle boots to felt or film run-down patches. 

While the ankle and fetlock region is commonly affected by riding and racing abrasions and injuries, the specific location of injury varies from animal to animal, with no one animal being the exact same. At the same time, large bandages and wraps may not have the aesthetic appearance desired by animals and trainers, particularly on race day.

Some pads exist to cover the affected fetlock area. However, these are often large and bulky, thick and rubbery, or require cutting before application. This costs veterinarians and farriers additional time and forces them to handle scissors near animals, which we all know can be another risk of injury to a nervous animal.


Innovative New Design

To improve this situation and deliver protection that’s easy to use and almost invisible to the eye, Arrowhead Animal Health brings a new prototype to market - an invisible rundown patch that is pre-cut for fast application.

Arrowhead Animal Health Rundown PatchOur film is clear and lightweight, but durable enough to offer lasting protection. When applying the Arrowhead Rundown patch, you no longer have to worry about cutting to fit the contours of the fetlock area; the Arrowhead Rundown patch is pre-cut!

For farriers, breeders, boarders, and racers, the Arrowhead Rundown patch is worth a try! With the 2018 Kentucky Derby coming up tomorrow, there are going to be at least 20 horses at risk for rundown burns and fetlock abrasion. 

Email our team at to request your free sample today!


About Arrowhead Tapes & Wraps

Arrowhead partners with those who are responsible for the care of large and small mammals. Arrowhead designs and manufactures high-quality, dependable cohesive and adhesive tapes and wraps to aid in the comfort, protection, and healing of animals. For more information about Arrowhead, please contact us!

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