FOR CATTLE AND ANIMALS OVER 800 LBS. Strong, lightweight slings made of tough polypropylene and zinc plated pipe.
A professionally designed sling correctly supports the horse's skeletal structure. Slings are available in various sizes, able to support animals weighing more than 1,000 pounds to foals or ponies. Slings come with attachments, such as leg supports, for the needs of horses in specific situations.
In rescue, slings are used when all other options to get a horse out of a dangerous situation are exhausted. Rescuing a trapped horse requires professionals, educated in using the equipment and safety procedures. "Slings should be used only as a last resort when a ground rescue is not possible,” as the website Hoof Mechanics puts it. Depending on where the horse has fallen, a helicopter might be necessary to rescue the horse once it is placed in a sling.
• Large animal sling suits available for rabbits, cats and dogs
Ring Sling Pooch-how to put in an animal
For the sling, we used the cargo nets made for the Kawasaki Teryx ATV. We put two (one would probably work) and folded the edges to size to fit under the belly of the llama. We then wove a steel T-post through both edges of the net. We attached chains to the T-posts and lifted the animal in the sling with the front end loader of the tractor. A pulley could also be used.The Becker Sling is a simple vertical lift system designed for short rescue evolutions extracting large animals from cisterns, swimming pools, and any other location where it is necessary to lift the animal in order to place them in a safer location. Most frequently the sling is ordered as a total "Out the Door" option which places all of the needed parts and accessories (including shipping within the continental United States) into one package deal. This option is good for rescue squads and government agencies that require a predictable cost prior to applying for grants and other funding. However, we can certainly accommodate individual part pricing for those organizations that have more specific needs or may need replacement items. Horse stall guards would also work as a sling. There are also companies who will make a woven netting with either webbing material or rope material to your required size. Hooks can be added. Some suggestions:The use of closed methods of immobilization of fractures and dislocations has a long history in veterinary orthopaedics The problems associated with this form of treatment have led to the development of other methods such as internal fixation. Although recently most of the veterinary orthopaedic literature has dealt with methods of internal fixation, a great majority of fractures in small animals are still treated successfully and sometimes optimally with external fixation methods, including casts, splints, slings, and wraps. The purpose of this chapter is to provide the reader with a correct method for applying casts, splints, and other methods of closed fixation that have proved successful over the years in treating injuries for which they are indicated. Some methods of external immobilization that may be used regionally are not included; their exclusion is not meant to signify inadequacies with those methods but simply my lack of experience with them.