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The Home Of ICU Small Animal Rugs

ICU Small Animal Rugs

P.O. Box 397

Tynong   3813

Victoria

Australia

 web:    www.icusmallanimalrugs.com.au

email:   margaretegan@icusmallanimalrugs.com

phone: 0408 342 426

 

ABOUT OUR RUGS

 

THE RUG DESIGN

Design to provide the newborn animal with ease of movement by allowing them to easily move around, without being restricting from fully utilising their front legs.

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.

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.

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.

4 WAY STRETCH FABRIC

We use a 4 way stretch fabric in the neck of the Lambs, Kids and Cria rugs.

This allows the farmer to slip it over the heat of the newborn without having to manage buckles and straps.

This fabric is UV protected and mould proof.

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.

FITTING ON THE CALF RUGS VARIATIONS

Fittings on our calf rugs are different to those that are on our Lamb, Kids and Cria rugs.

The leg straps are made from a strong seat belt webbing.

This is sewn into the hem of the rug and fasten to "D" rings low on the rug keeping chills and drafts off the animals kidneys.

The front of the rug is a double strength elastic.  This also makes to easier for the farmer to slip over the head of the calf.

FITTINGS ON THE LAMB RUGS

The leg straps on the lamb, kids and cria rugs is of a high grade elastic.

The elastic is sewn in the hem of the rug and fasten to "D" rings low on the rug.

This keeps the rug nice and snug ensuring the animal is kept warm without draughts on its back.

LAMB & CALF RUGS WITHOUT A POUCH

This season we have added to our range a rug without a pouch.

These rugs are  great for those animals that need to be covered in adverse weather conditions out in the paddock or open pens.

The liner is still a double sided thermal fabric that wicks moisture from the animal skin and is mould proof.

PREMATURE CALF RUGS

We have had excellent success with survival rates of premature calves.

Calves up to 4 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.

THE POUCH

A space for a pouch has been placed on top of the rug at the back between the two layers of fabrics and is made of cotton.

The pouch has purposely been placed in this area so the warmth of the heat pad covers the newborns kidneys area where l believe the animal will benefit most.