About Flair Nasal Strips
Jim Chiapetta and Ed Blach began developing FLAIR Equine Nasal Strips in the mid 1990’s, as a result of their experiences as equine veterinarians. For years, the duo witnessed that working horses experienced a collapse of their nasal passages when breathing in during exercise. A basic understanding of airflow dynamics helped them appreciate that partial collapse or narrowing of the nasal passages which occurs during exercise increases resistance to airflow into the lungs when oxygen is needed most. They wondered if it was possible to improve airflow in the horse by applying an external nasal passage support similar to the BreatheRight strip used by human athletes.
Now, 20 years later, there are more than seven clinical studies, several physiology and veterinary textbook articles, numerous symposia, presentations, discussions and debates confirming their original hypothesis. The strips are proven to make breathing easier, reduce fatigue, conserve energy, quicken recovery and decrease lung bleeding. FLAIR Strips have been regularly used for training and competition by world class professional horsemen as well as amateur owners around the world.