Liftease is new from Shoof's product development department. Liftease has been developed to improve usability and outcomes from existing sling-lift devices. Firstly, Liftease is very strong. We do not believe it can be damaged in use. Liftease is designed to increase cow comfort by preventing or reducing sweating inside fully-enclosed slings. When used for longer periods, these can lead to skin ulcers and hide damage. Liftease is easy to use. It is recommended that the cow is first lifted by a hip-clamp device, but if such a device is not available, the cow can be rolled onto the Liftease, or the Liftease can simply be pulled through under the down animal. The Liftease lift straps each have three lift loops, to give variation of lift height. These loops are designed to fit on a silage fork, and are less likely to slip off than metal hooks. Liftease is designed to lift up to 2,000kg without risk. Liftease can equally be used for horses.
The 'hardware kit' includes 4 x steel 'C' hooks suitable for attachment to forklift teeth or other devices that the Liftease strap loops are not suitable for. (See inset above.)
Note: The BOSsplint can be slightly modified to suit the leg by use of a hot air gun or hair dryer. Be sure to note ‘TOP’ marking on splint.
Note: Administration of anti-inflammatories at initial splint application may also be beneficial. Consult your veterinarian.
Our flat-braid ropes are made especially for Shoof. They feature stitched-flat areas before each eye loop. These reduce leg tissue damage. The 12mm rope is supplied in both red and white colours. This can be useful when the calf legs are not yet visible. Set the red rope on the left and the white rope on the right one. Then as you are manoeuvring the calf you know which leg you are pulling. Very useful. Ropes are a generous 1.8m long - useful to go around your back if need be for better purchase..
Quality Shoof-Shop brand obstetric lubricant, useful for assisting difficult births, pregnancy diagnosis and similar obstetric tasks. Cetrimide formula. (Not suitable for A.I.)
**NB: As peri-anal inflamation can occur from repeated use in sensitive cases, this product is not recomended for equine use.