Lamb Jacket

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Outer shell 600D Oxford, 100g filling, nylon lining.

The use of lamb jackets reduces the risk of hypothermia which is caused by exposure and starvation.
Hypothermia can reduce the suckling instinct of newborn lambs leading reduced colostrum intake which will cause the lamb to be weak and can in turn lead to rejection by the ewe especially in multiple births.

By 5 hours old the lamb will have used most of the brown fat it is born with and then requires more energy to survive; if it is cold it will lose energy quicker and be less likely to be strong enough to feed as required.

Identifying hypothermia early will be the key to the survival rate of the lamb. Hypothermia causes 30% of lamb losses but a lot of these could be avoided by early detection and action to reverse the effects.

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Size

Extra Small ( 3–8 pounds ), Small ( 8–12 pounds ), Medium ( 12–16 pounds ), Large ( 16+ pounds )

2 thoughts on “Lamb Jacket

  1. I am really impressed with these lamb jackets. They are extremely well made and fully adjustable. Delivery was very quick. The grey trim is reflective in light. There is a plastic pocket so you can leave an identification marker in there. I have 2 tiny lambs and 1.5kg and 2.5kg. The extra small size fits the larger one nicely. The one on the tiny triplet (one of his brothers was 4.3kg) is a little big but safe enough. These are not going to rip like the plastic ones you can buy so you know the lamb will have a jacket on all day. There are other lamb jackets on the market at higher and lower prices, but these are excellent value for money. I wish I had discovered them years ago.

  2. I love these jackets, have had some now for 3 years, wash great, not had one to throw away yet, baring in mind lambs (& ewes) eat or try to eat anything. Keep my pet lambs warm and clean, also using this year on pedigrees, only problem is lambs outgrow them so fast, so a couple of bigger sizes would be welcome. Also have calf jackets that are also as good quality and value.

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