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.
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South B from Oregon
It would work fine on small sheep, but I have Suffolk and it was to small for the tail and vulva, had to split the upper part with my knife so that the tail would fit in the hole and then the cross member blocked off her ass and she could poop, had to cut out the cross member section and leave a spoon at the same time. Vulva still swole up. Was very disappointed in the product.
Richard & Dee H from Virginia
We have few prolapses in our flock, but when they occur, this is one of the tools we use to get through the remainder of gestation. If we catch the prolapse early while it is still very small or what we call a "peekaboo" prolapse, we use this harness alone. When fitted correctly, it is comfortable for the ewe to wear but prevents the prolapse from popping out. If we don't find the prolapse before it is large (like an apple), we use a prolapse spoon in conjunction with this harness. Either way, the prolapse stays in until lambing. The one downside to using this harness is that manure can become caked between the anus and the harness. We've found that it helps to have two harnesses on-hand: one that keeps the prolapse in while the other is washed, alternating between the two. This reduces the manure issue even if the harness is only switched infrequently (like once a week). Great product!
Brittany R from Nevada
Worked great for my doe! The only complaints I have are that it doesn’t adjust small enough for any of my herd and that there are no keepers for the excess once it is adjusted all the way so I had to make a couple alterations. All in all it did what I was meant to and my doe delivered two healthy babies because of it.
Theresa K from Washington
works great! A must have for lambing season.
Nathan R from Muscatine County Iowa
Twins. The day that this harness arrived ewe A35 was having issues. She wore the harness for three weeks. She calmed down, relaxed and was able to stabilize. We noticed she was going to labor and removed the harness in the evening. The next morning we had two terrific healthy twins delivered solely by mom. A terrific early Easter gift brought to us by the prolapse harness.