|Recommended number of layer: 1 layer for a cat; 2 to 4 layers for a dog.|
|Stick an adhesive ribbon on the distal part of the limb and let an extra 10 cm hanging down.|
|Apply the stockinette avoiding any crease and exceeding the length of the cast. Wrap with foam padding with 50% overlap. Two - three layers will be sufficient. Extra layers should protect any sensitive prominence.|
The limb should
be wrapped including the metacarpals and phalanges.
Only distal phalanges 3 and 4 will remain uncovered. The limb will be immobilised in a physiological position (slight elbow and carpus flexion and slight pronation).
|Apply Vet-Lite starting at the distal side of the limb. Working time: 3-4 minutes. Weight bearing time: 20 minutes (further reduced by applying cold water on the cast). The flexibility of the mesh structure allows for moulding over all and difficult areas. Continue to wrap using 50% overlap throughout.|
|Whilst Vet-Lite is still soft, roll the proximal remaining stockinette and foam back together with 0.5 cm (0.2 in) of Vet-Lite to form the edge.The extra 10 cm of adhesive ribbon and remaining stockinette will be folded over and attached above the cast and fastened by an wrapping adhesive ribbon.|
|Use a stirrup to prevent any digital damage : a steel bar of 2-3 mm for a cat, a 6 mm aluminium bar for medium dogs, a 9 mm aluminium bar for large dogs. The stirrup will be firmly fixed with a layer of Vet-Lite. Some rubber (garden hose) placed on the stirrup will avoid any slip.|
|The Veterinarian should pay attention that no swelling occurs to the uncovered phalanges.|