- The neck, back and leg straps each adjust to fit ewes of all sizes
- Snap buckles enable easy attachment, removal and adjustment
- Made from 1" and 2" nylon strapping
- Approximate adjustment sizes:
- Neck, 36"
- Neck to hips, 26"
- Hip around leg, 45"
- Allows you to help the ewe carry her lambs to full term.
- If prolapses are treated when small, the success rate is very high.
- Makes the ewe more comfortable and able to urinate on her own.
- The neck, back, and leg straps each adjust to fit ewes of all sizes.
- We find that these harnesses will last for many years with moderate care.
How does it work? When a ewe strains, her neck drops and her back arches. This pulls the cross webbing of the harness tighter against the vulva and also pulls the retainer (if one is used) into the ewe. Most ewes soon cease to strain. Although ewes can lamb past a harness, we remove it when lambing starts.
Do not grab onto the harness as a way to catch a ewe. The buckles are designed for harness adjustment only.
Listed below are recommended optional components or related items. Your particular situation may require alternative recommendations. Please call and talk to our consultants if there are any questions at 800-282-6631.
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David M from Michigan
We have kept several on hand during lambing and fortunately have not used them much. I modified the front part by adding a strap so there are two straps in the front that go diagonally from the back across the chest instead of a single one around the neck. It allows the ewe to get her head down better to eat but also allows it to be tightened up more. A long dock definitely helps keep the back part in place over the perianal area.
Lynn/ware R from Arkansas
We really like this harness in conjunction with a prolapse "spoon." We use the harness to tie the spoon to since we have hair sheep and goats. We keep one in the mule during the birthing time of the year for emergencies.
Luke W from Iowa
I have several of these harnesses, and I really like them, however I need to modify them to keep them from sliding off to the side. I cut the strap that goes under the tail, to allow them to spread out further. Then I tie twine to connect the strap behind the leg to the strap in front of the leg. This seems to work well.
Jackie J from wisconsin
This harness works. The only problem that I have had is the plastic adjuster clip on the back strap breaks. I found that if I tie a knot in the strap it is still a useful harness.
Peter P from NH
I had purchased one of these a few years ago after seeing my 1st prolapsed ewe. It remained unused until 4 weeks ago so I ordered a 2nd one right away. We are now watching a bouncing 13 lb lamb which we might have lost along with the ewe. When being used, you do need to check daily for fecees which can get packed up. If there is a next time I would experiment with removal after a couple weeks since I was lucky to be there when her water broke. I highly recommend having this item (and a spoon) on hand.