Equine nasal strips
October 25, 2007 7:12 PM   Subscribe

Nasal strips for horses. I thought it was a parody when I saw it on Cardhouse, but no, they exist. Now your steed can nicker and snort as if with nostrils of Teflon.
posted by joeclark (19 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Well, those sure do exist alright. Yup. There they are existing just like you said they do.
posted by nola at 7:24 PM on October 25, 2007


I guess this makes me wonder if horses snore. Or any animal besides humans.

Now I'm going to go squash the mad urge to make an illustration of a unicorn wearing a rainbow colored nasal strip.
posted by Mister Cheese at 7:34 PM on October 25, 2007


I don’t know whether horses can snore, but they can’t vomit.
posted by tepidmonkey at 7:37 PM on October 25, 2007


I was hoping you meant some kind of Biore pore strip for horses who are concerned about small blackheads.
posted by thehmsbeagle at 7:42 PM on October 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


It seems that I have failed.
posted by Mister Cheese at 7:51 PM on October 25, 2007 [3 favorites]


But still the long face. That couldn't have been the problem.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:16 PM on October 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


Joe who?
posted by St Urbain's Horseman at 8:22 PM on October 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


Nasal strips for horses

So does Daniel Radcliffe, apparently.
posted by George_Spiggott at 8:25 PM on October 25, 2007


this would be really interesting if it was about something else
posted by bhnyc at 8:29 PM on October 25, 2007


Dogs snore. That's what I know.
posted by trip and a half at 9:04 PM on October 25, 2007


Damnit, I forgot indigo. I'm sorry, Roy.
posted by Mister Cheese at 9:19 PM on October 25, 2007


And red is on the top, Mister Cheese.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 9:40 PM on October 25, 2007


A heretofore overlooked advertising space.
Your competition's logo could go on the horse's ass.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 9:44 PM on October 25, 2007


I used to live down the street from Churchill Downs while going to grad school. We'd here stories all the time about crooked characters shoving sponges in the horse's noses to slow them down and play with the betting odds. Horse noses are serious business!
posted by craniac at 10:00 PM on October 25, 2007


Aw mittens, I should've checked my rainbow references first.

According to this study, equine nasal strips do jack squat. Okay, so that should more specifically be "aren't really effective at improving hypoxemia and hypercapnia in exercising horses." They don't improve low oxygen or high carbon dioxide levels in race horses. Which might lead one to believe that they do not in fact help horses snicker and snort with nostrils of teflon.

I found the study when googling for "cat nasal strips." I think I'm hypermetafiltemic right now. Time for a break from the internets.
posted by Mister Cheese at 10:06 PM on October 25, 2007


Um, these have been around for a while...

And yes, some horses snore. I know of what I speak - I spend all night long next to horses. They also make some pretty weird and creepy groaning noises. But nobody cares if they snore, because nobody but me is ever around.

These strips were a fad for a while on the racetracks, but what with them not being effective, and with the unquestionable (according to race horse trainers) short-term effectiveness of furosemide, none of the cool kids really use them anymore.
posted by po at 11:45 PM on October 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


Doping and the like in horse racing makes pro cycling seem quaint. Why not nasal strips.
posted by caddis at 4:53 AM on October 26, 2007


I guess this makes me wonder if horses snore. Or any animal besides humans.

My dog snores, and I'm pretty sure one of my cats does as well.

Pampered fricking animals.
posted by quin at 9:52 AM on October 26, 2007


Probably the most interesting thing I learned from this is that horse slaughter will be banned in the US.

Not really sure what to think of that.
posted by effugas at 9:07 PM on October 27, 2007


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