Docking improves the health and welfare of sheep and lambs. It prevents fecal matter from accumulating on the tail and hindquarters of the animal. Research has shown that tail docking greatly reduces fly strike (wool maggots) while having no ill effect on lamb mortality or production.
The easiest and most common method of tail docking is to apply a rubber ring (or band) to the tail using an elastrator tool. Banding is a bloodless method of tail docking. The band cuts off the blood supply to the tail, causing the tail to fall off in 7 to 10 days.
Outer Diameter: 13.80mm
Inner Diameter: 6.00mm
How to apply the marking ring:
Make sure the ring is placed on all four prongs and positioned over non-slip grooves.
Expand the ring fully by squeezing handles of applicator together.
Pull the purse through ring opening until the ring is position at the base of the purse, but not enclosing teat or skin.
With both testicles in the purse, release pressure on the instrument completely.
Slide hand up near the prongs, and with a downward motion, release instrument
Check both testicles are below the ring (Important)
No dressing is normally required. However, if flies are anticipated, a repellent can be used.
When tail docking, ensure ring is placed between vertebrae.
Warning: avoid use with petroleum-based products
Material: Stainless Steel
Ultrasonic Cleaned: Yes
Usage: Left Hand or Right Hand
Tests Performed: Performance Test, Shape Test
Packing: Individually Packed
QC Passed: Yes