Stretch or “tension” is part of the application process, and is specific for the intended application goal. Stretch can be applied with paper-off, mild, moderate, or full tension. The “Less is More” rule of thumb applies when unsure of the amount of stretch to be applied.
Skin reactions to Equi-Tape are very uncommon due to the benign properties of the tape and the protection given by the hair. If an animal is particularly sensitive it is suggested to test the tape on the animal before performing a complete application. Tape should never be applied over skin irritations, open sores, infected tissue or other conditions prone to irritation.