The anatomy and physiology of the equine lymphatic system is both unique and complex due to the unique physiological features of the animals. The circulatory system is kept going by a single big muscle, the heart. It is a muscle that is in operation 24 hours a day for as long as the animal lives. On the other hand, the lymphatic system has no such device, it has no pump of its own. Instead, it relies on skeletal muscles whose contractions help to keep the lymph moving in the right direction, back into the central system of blood circulation. Apart from bones, horses’ lower legs contain only connective tissue which is unable to perform the same function for the lymphatic system as muscles do. That is why the lower leg has a tendency to accumulate lymph with subsequent formation of swellings, commonly known as windgalls, that usually disappear only with exercise. One possible substitute for exercise is lymphatic massage when the lymph is “moved along” by the therapist in the direction of its desired flow helping to drain it from the lower limbs.

New developments in bandage technology can help to maintain the lymph flowing as desired and to prevent its accumulation in the lower extremities between therapy sessions. In healthy animals the bandages can help to prevent the formation of windgalls in the first place by maintaining proper circulation in lower limbs.


All Vetoflex® bandages are made by our company in the Czech Republic with the use of the best braided Swiss-quality yarns. All our products contain microfibres. This artificially made fibre provides excellent qualities in terms of keeping outside moisture and cold at bay while the porous structure of the material helps to wick sweat away from skin. Microfibre materials closely resemble natural silk in both look and feel while the surface is resistant to pilling. Microfibre also maintains its desirable qualities despite washing and cleaning.

A unique technology of seamless weaving enables the creation of targeted pressure areas over different body parts, while the qualities of the material and the specially designed shape make the products suitable not only for clinical treatments of post-traumatic conditions but also for daily preventative use since they maintain their desirable qualities and safety over the long term.

The state-of-the-art, computer-controlled manufacturing process facilitates the production of tailored, non-standard sizes as well as the creation of bespoke products to cater to exceptional situations that only life can bring.

Through cooperation with veterinary specialists Vetoflex® products bring you three different levels of compressions catering to a broad range of ailments.