I love some k-tape!! However, there are a few contraindications that call for caution against utilizing without first contacting your veterinarian. These include, but are not limited to, open wounds, skin irritations, skin diseases such as fungus, recent joint injections (consult your veterinarian about their desired time frame prior to taping), if a fracture is suspected (tape removal could be quite painful in this instance), fluid retention due to kidney or lymph disfunction. Long term use of medications require veterinary consultation, as does taping a mare with foal.