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We are very happy to offer our new designed cow rug to you.

A lot of consideration went in to the design of this rug for the better fitting and comfort to the animal.

We are very pleased to add to our range of ICU Small Animal Rugs: A Multipurpose Cow Canvas - Down Cow Rug ​We have added to our Cow Canvas Rug to make it even better for the cow that becomes unwell​Our design is different to other cow rugs in that l wanted to make a rug that sat with less pressure to key areas of the animal. This includes less weight on and over the animals pins and nerves in this area, without pulling tight on the hips and shoulders whilst moving.​ How to measure your animal for an ICU Canvas Cow Rug​To measure your animal for our ICU Canvas Cow Rug, take your measurement from around 3 inches (7.6 cm) infront of the shoulders, along the spine to their dock.






Let's start with the animals shoulder's and the top of their dock.

We have added a generous amount of fluff padding that will help stop rubbing and help to alleviate any pressure points to these very important areas on your animal.

 If you place this rug on your animal and it may be a little bit large the padding will also help in these areas, along with helping when the animal is walking and grazing. This should refrain the rug from moving too much, stopping discomfort to the animal.


The front attachment that is placed on all of our
Cow Canvas - Down Cow Rugs

This new design front attachment is going to allow you more choices when placing one of our ICU rugs on your animal. Using the attachment you can place the front strap to accommodate the fit of your animal chest and shoulders, making it a better fit with different framed cows.


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Insert for when you have A Down Cow

As you can see by the pictures above this simple looking infill works extremely well when you have a cow that is down.

Experience has shown me that one of the worst things to do when you are faced with a cow that is down, is to restrict their movement or their attempts at moving either by rocking forward, crawling or trying to stand.

When the cow gets to this point you don't want them loosing their confidence in the ability of trying to get up.

What happens with this infill is that when the cow places pressure against the insert there are two strong magnets that are sewn in each side that will come apart. If the cow gets up the insert will stop in place. However, if this is not the case and she is still placing pressure against the insert, the velcro will come apart how she will not suffer from putting pressure against her chest.

How to attach the insert to the Canvas Rug​​​To attached the insert is quite easy. A couple of ways to attach it are:​1. Double sided velcro running through each slot​2. Or the second way which is less fiddly would be to use small zip ties​You must go through each and every slot when you have decided how you are going to attach the insert. The reason behind this is that the front of the canvas rug and the insert must be able to sit straight and even, so that it will take a certain amount of pressure before the zip effect of it coming undone.​Both velcro and zip ties will be supplied with the rug.


Why ICU Small Animal Rugs believes that the fit of the hind of the rug is just as important as the fit at the front of a rug.

When the design of this rug was taking shape, there were so many areas of research to take into account.  We wanted a rug that could be left on the cow whilst being milked without infering with milking cups being placed on at milking time. The canvas needed to be a good length for coverage, but not too long that it would have buckles and side clips that would catch on gate ways walking on and off or into the dairy. I don't beleive that cows like to be covered up over their legs as they need to try and place them to get up without extra weight on them, this in return could stop some cows from trying to get up.

You can see in the pictures above that what has worked so amazingly well is having 2 hind 2" straps of high grade webbing that threads into good strong 2" D-Rings that have a full weld at the join. We have made it even better by placing the D-Rings going diagonally on the rug.  This has made the rug sit even, minimizing the movement around the cows body. The D-Rings are strategically sewn inside the rug in case your cow is bullying or being bullied, that there are not any straps that a cow can get caught on.


The cut on top of the tail dock area in a "U" shape - just like on all of the ICU Small Animal Rugs products. The reasoning behind this is to take off pressure along the spinal cord and nerves in this area. An ill fitting rug could could problems in this area and to the animals well being.

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Dual Canvas Cow - Down Cow Rug

Colour: Blue
  • If you are not completely satisfied with any part of your order, please return the items to us in original condition with packaging within 45 days of purchase for an exchange or refund.

    Please address parcel to:

     ICU Small Animal Rugs 

     P.O.Box 397

    Tynong 3813 Victoria Australia.

    If you are an International Customer, Important: You must mark on the parcel "RETURNED AUSTRALIAN GOODS" If you return to us for exchange, you will need to pay the postage to send the items back to us, however we will pay for the postage to return the item/ items to you.Once we receive your return parcel we will process your exchange order within 3 - 5 business days.If a refund is required we aim to process your credit card or cheque refund within 10- 15 days of receipt of returned goods.


    Marg Egan

    ICU Small Animal Rugs.

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