The most effective and gentle "antidote" for a prolapsed ewe.
Used to hold a vaginal prolapse in long enough to get the ewe to her lambing date.
The soft red nylon webbing minimizes risk of tissue damage around the udder and vulva (a much too frequent result of homemade twine efforts).
Used in conjunction with a prolapse retainer.
- 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.
- 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"
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.
SuperLube™, 8 ozItem #550800 -
An all-purpose antiseptic OB lubricant for lambing and kidding. Very useful if a lamb (or kid) goes dry during birth.$6.00
Prolapse Harness and Retainer
Prolapse RetainerItem #559000 -
Best used in conjunction with a prolapse harness for keeping sheep and goat prolapses contained.$2.50
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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.
Cathy W from Kansas
This harness worked great for a 2year old Boer doe that had a vaginal prolapse. It was very easy to fit and stayed in place very well. It needed slight adjustments as the nylon did stretch after a few days. Great product, something everyone should keep in the medicine cabinet.
Crystal E from CA
This harness has worked effectively on both rectal and vaginal prolapses in ewes heavily pregnant with triplets. Every time I've caught the prolapses in the early stages, which I'm sure helps. I've never had a ewe lamb past the harness, so I can't comment on that. Quality made and effective.
Carmen O from Virginia
I had never heard of a prolapse harness or retainer until I saw it on this site. I've never had vaginal prolapse in my ewes, but I figured, Why not?" The day after it arrived, my neighbor called to ask for the vet's number because one of her ewes had prolapsed. Talk about timing! I took it over, we put on the harness and inserted the retainer, and the ewe was up and feeding her lamb in no time! The savings on that one vet visit alone paid for this thing 10 times over; I ordered a new one that very afternoon, I wouldn't be without it now!
I cannot say enough about this product. If installed properly its 95% effective. It takes some patience to put on but so worth it. I run 300 poly ewes and used the harness on 5hd. Two sets of triplets 3 sets of twins. All lambed past the harness. I do highly recomend having ewes seperate to observe during birth. These same 5 ewes if sewn by vet probably would have kept straining and blew out agian, then you have avet bill and a dead ewe! Any vet that says this product doesnt work has never tried one. I have raised sheep for 30 years and never used a product with such dramatic results. One more note. After the prolapse is back in place and the harness is snuggly installed the ewe will calm down and stop straining!