The Importance of Calf Coats
When calves are young- especially in the first few weeks they are alive- they need all the help that they can get to regulate their body heat. Like their parents, keeping the body temperature up is essential to their health, but it is even more important to calves.
Calves are more susceptible to hypothermia and pneumonia as they have had less time to develop immunity and have less weight. Unfortunately, cold weather can also lead to less growth in your calves as any energy they have is used for maintaining a healthy body temperature.
Keeping them warm during cold weather can literally mean a difference between life and death. Providing dry bedding that is deep enough for your calves to dig down in is one important step toward providing warmth. Heat lamps are also a popular tool. If you choose heat lamps, though, be sure to take precautions to prevent fires.
Another great option is a calf canvas coat from ICU Small Animal Rugs. They are similar to a high quality raincoat as they act as a barrier between your calf and the weather.
These calf coats are waterproof and moisture wicking, so they keep your little ones dry. The lining helps keep them warm, and the calf canvas coat comes with a pouch to slide a heat source into.
They are designed to provide all you need to keep your calves warm and healthy in the coldest of temperatures. Though warmth is the goal, the material is also breathable, so you need not worry about them overheating.
ICU Small Animal Rugs make products to be completely durable, so you can count on them to keep your calves warm for a very long time. Take a look at the options available for your animals today.