Friday Video from SmartPak: Does Kinesio Tape Work?

You may have seen horses with tape on various parts of their bodies, such as the hips or shoulders. Kinesiotaping is far from a new practice, but only recently have more riders been using it on their horses.

At its core, kinesio tape is intended to reduce discomfort and inflammation by lifting the skin, allowing for reduced amounts of pressure and an easier flow of lympathic fluid to and from the area.

But does this practice actually work for horses? In SmartPak’s latest “Ask the Vet” video, Dr. Lydia Gray answers the question on “to tape or not to tape” using research and the opinion of other vets experienced with the practice.