ABOUT OUR CALF RUGS THAT ARE
COLOURED CO-ORDINATED INTO THEIR PERSPECTIVE
SIZES MAKING IT EASY FOR YOU PUTTING YOUR HANDS ON THE CORRECT SIZE
Our design is simple but with the newborn upmost consideration has been taken into account.
This design has work extremely well from Premature Newborns to the larger calves hitting the ground.
The front of the rug you just slip over the head of the NewBorn no buckles or clips to do up.
The front is put together with very soft
2 inch webbing.
The "U" Cut
The rugs have been designed with a "U" cut in the tail section of the rug.
This allows the birthmother to easily I.D her offspring's scent.
Also this keeps the weight off the pins and tail dock to prevent any damage to the nerves in this area.
In this area we have incorporated a pocket that sits between the 2 layers of fabric that covers the kidneys of the newborn.
This in turns warms the blood of the newborn in scenarios of being born out in the cold wet weather, suffering from a difficult birth, hypothermia, pneumonia, scours and many more problems that are associated with what newborns are face with.
NO BELLY STRAPS
There is no belly strap around the centre of the rug which enables the birthmother to lick and clean her offspring's umbilical cord and allows air flow to circulate in this area.
With male newborns this also stops them urinating on a belly strap which again could cause infection to the umbilical cord. Reduce infection by no rubbing to the umbilical cord area.
The rug has been made for balance on your newborns so there isn't any need for a belly strap.
THE HEAT PAD
We wanted to design a rug that contained a built in heat source within the rug.
Use Only Human Heat Pads
You need to warm up a newborn slowly. This makes theses heat pads idea and safe for your newborns.
Giving continuously heat up for 10-12 hours.
WARNING Do Not Use Any Other Heat Source In These Blankets
Do not use any heating device that comes out of a microwave, heated with hot water or instant snap heat pads.
You cannot regulate the temperature of these devices.
They could harm your animal through overheating, burning or at worst other products could cause death.
The leg straps are made from a strong seat belt webbing.
This is sewn into the hem of the rug and they fasten onto "D" rings low on the rug keeping chills and drafts off the animals kidneys.
PREMATURE CALF RUGS
We have had overwhelming
success with survival rates of ICU Small Animal Rugs Premature Calves Rugs
Calves between to 4 - 6 weeks Premature survival rates have been pleasing.
This rug is different to our other rugs. Still with a pouch to place a heat pad in, but the top layer is unique being not only waterproof/windproof and breathable but has a liner attached to the top fabric.
Added to this is our double sided thermal fabric that wicks moisture from the skin.
This will prevent the calf from over heating.
THE OUTER FABRIC
Keeping in mind that we didn't want to make a rug that was heavy, especially for newborns. We discovered a fabric that is waterproof/windproof and breathable.
This fabric is as light as a feather.
The fabric is 5000/mm meaning that it is waterproof up to 5 metres of rain before it should leak.
The liner of the top fabric is 5000/gsm being that it will wick up to a square metre of moisture in a 24 hour block.
THE LINER THAT IS USE TO LINE THE RUG
The inner layer is a double sided fabric that wicks moisture away from the animals skin whilst circulating
heat around the newborns skin. Being odourless and mould resistant.
This fabric works extremely well in cold conditions even if the animal is not active, it will
keep the body heat circulating .
Being odourless this enables you to place the rug on multiple animals without the birthmother being confused over the scent of her offspring.
ICU SMALL ANIMAL RUGS
ARE SAFE TO PLACE ON
NEWBORN ANIMALS STILL
WET WITH AMNIOTIC
This is a bonus with our ICU Small Animal Rugs being able to place a rug on your newborn still covered in amniotic fluid.
This is due to our combination of the out shell and the lining of our rug with its wicking ability to dry the calf under the rug by placing a heat pad in the pocket.
The heat pads warm up slowing enough as to not place the calf in shock. Also by keeping a good body temperature all of their nutrients will hold them in good stead and their first feed of colostrum is going to give them a good head start in their journey life.
ICU Small Animal Rugs
We decided to manufacture a calf rug without a pocket in it for a heat pad.
Reasoning behind this was l don't believe every calf needs a heat pad.
The Allrounder Calf Rug is exactly the same design as the other but without a pocket in it.
Farmer have been using this rug with great satisfaction keeping the calf warm and keeping drafts off them.
Above are the colours of our ICU Small Animal Rugs Calf Rugs
Small Calf Rug - Mauve
Medium Calf Rug - Orange
Large Calf Rug - Mint Green
X/Large Calf Rug - Sky Blue
Below Are Our ICU Small Animal Rugs
Canvas Calf Rugs
Our new line ICU Small Animal Rugs Canvas Calf Rugs have proven very popular with farmers.
Also the trim matches the colour and size of the soft shell rugs.
The reason behind making a rug made out of canvas was quite simple.
Financially these are cheaper than our soft shell rugs, but the high standard of workmanship has not wavered from our other calf rugs.
We have made them with 12% rip stop canvas with an 80% woollen liner.
The front of the rug has a generous strap and buckle giving you more wear out of a rug.
The sizes are just that little bit bigger than the soft shells and the extra large is a big rug that will suit big calves out in the paddock.
The main reason behind this rug was that you put so much work into your calves and when its time to tipped them out into a paddock they don't coped with the weather if it turns wet and cold and sometimes they will come down sick. Another reason again all of the work you place into the calves you tipped them out into a paddock and they drop back in their weight. This way some farmers are placing these rugs on their calves to acclimatise them out in the paddocks how they don't drop back too much in their weight.
These rugs will last you year of service if proper care is taken.
We try hard to keep our prices to the bare minimum being farmers we understand fully the costs that are involved running a farm day to day.
Premature Calf Rugs $70.00
Our prices start at $92.00 for a single Calf Rug with a pocket
Allrounders start at $82.00 without a pocket
ICU Canvas Calf Rugs Start at $70.00
We do Pack Deals on all of our Rugs
Because not every farmer has the same requirements