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A self-adhering bandage or cohesive bandage (coban)[1] is a type of bandage or wrap that coheres to itself, but does not adhere well to other surfaces.

Cohesive bandage
SynonymsSelf-adhering bandage

Coban is commonly used as a wrap on limbs, since it will stick to itself and not loosen. Due to its elastic qualities, coban is often used as a compression bandage.[2]

It is used on humans, but marketed under a variety of trade names such as "VetWrap" by 3M, is it also commonly used on horses and other animals because it will not stick to hair, so it is easily removed.[3] [4][5]

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  1. ^ Dorland's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms and Abbreviations, 7e
  2. ^ Dermatology (4 ed.). Elsevier. 2018. pp. 2462–2477.
  3. ^ Crabbe, Barb. "Wrap Right!". Horse&Rider. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Equine First Aid - Bandaging a Horse". Horse Journals. 16 March 2015. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  5. ^ Barakat, Christine. "How to Wrap a Hoof Injury". The Horse Owner's Resource. Retrieved 23 April 2019.