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This purchase includes a casting kit.
We send you a Casting Kit for you to make a mold of your pet's limb.
We ship you the finished prosthetic. You fit it to your pet. Your pet is on its way to recovery!
AOC's Farm Animal Full Leg Prosthetic is designed to aid in the relief of the weight bearing leg and suspend off of a residual limb.
FRONT LEG ONLY - Less than 4" below the ELBOW
Available for the following animal types:
Goat weighing less than 150lbs
Sheep weighing less than 150lbs
NOTE: If your farm animal's limb measurements are not within our ranges, please contact us at email@example.com to discuss options.
The type of cast that will be required for us to make your farm animal's custom prosthetic will depend on the animal and their residual/remaining limb shape. Our fabricators will determine what type of cast is needed and we will send you specific instructions with your casting kit.
Similarly to breaking in a new pair of shoes, the Custom Farm Animal Prosthetic should initially be worn in short increments as your pet builds up a tolerance to the device. For best results, place the prosthetic on your pet for only half an hour the first day. You can typically increase this time by a further half hour each subsequent day. You can facilitate this process by positively reinforcing and rewarding your pet for wearing the prosthetic. Please keep in mind that the break-in period and time of each increment will depend on your pet's diagnosis and overall acceptance of the prosthetic.
Please note that this break-in period is highly recommended but not required if your veterinarian recommends otherwise for the health of your farm animal. If you do not follow our recommended break-in period, we require that you check your pet's skin and prosthetic frequently and thoroughly, at least 6 times per day in a 24 hour period for the first two weeks. Once your farm animal has successfully completed the break-in period without irritation occurring, we recommend that you check your pet's skin and prosthetic 2-3 times a day in a 24 hour period.
If there is any irritation or skin breakdown, discontinue use of the prosthetic for one full day. If irritation continues, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When casting for a prosthetic it is important that you capture the distal end of the stump. The best way to do that is to keep the cut strip above the distal end of the stump about ½ of an inch, this will help allow you to capture the distal end in full.
If you have any concerns please send pictures and videos to email@example.com.
Purchases of our Custom Farm Animal Prosthetics include a free casting kit, which you will use before we begin fabricating the prosthetic itself. Once you have cast your farm animal's leg - or legs if you are ordering a pair of Custom Prosthetics - you will mail us the casts. At that point we craft your prosthetic order based on the cast of your pet's leg, and then send the Custom Prosthetics back to you.
Please contact us and we will work with you to find the fit! The hook and loop straps give you some freedom to adjust the prosthetic yourself. Depending on the issues with the fit, we may instruct you to ship it back to us for more extensive modification.
Please note it is imperative that you take an accurate cast of your farm animal's leg in order for the prosthetic to have the best possible fit. Please refer to our casting directions and be sure that you are familiar with them before attempting a casting.
Refurbishing your farm animal's prosthetic is easy. Strap replacements are free within the first 90 days of your purchase if you order and replace them yourself. We offer various methods for refurbishing your prosthetic depending on what needs to be done. You can order new Straps (1 inch or 1.5 inch) and Pads to replace on your own. If your dog's prosthetic needs more than just the straps and pads to be replaced, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for the prosthetic refurbishment process.
There is a two-week break-in period where you will either gradually increase the time your pet wears their Custom Farm Animal Prosthetic by 30 minute increments OR you will check your farm animal's prosthetic at least 6 times in a 24 hour period. Once this period is complete, you may leave the prosthetic on your pet for up to 14 hours a day.
Please note that this prosthetic can be worn all day if your veterinarian recommends this for the health of your pet. You will need to check your farm animal's skin and prosthetic 2-3 times per day to ensure there is no irritation. We recommend that you remove the prosthetic when your farm animal is resting, this will prevent irritation and allow their leg to air out.
Check for any signs of irritation and/or swelling after removing the prosthetic.
Once we receive the cast of your farm animal's leg, it takes 2-4 weeks to fabricate the prosthetic.
We offer free 5-7 business day ground shipping in the US for both the casting kit and custom prosthetic, as well as 2 Business Day or Overnight shipping options for an additional charge. Once we receive the cast of your farm animal's leg and fabricate the Custom Prosthetic, we will ship that using the same option you selected at checkout.
The difficulty of casting will depend on your farm animal; more anxious or badly injured farm animal's may find the process more distressing. It is recommended that you perform the process with at least 3-4 people depending on your pet's energy level.
Detailed instructions on how to cast are included in the casting kit. We can walk you or your veterinarian through the casting process, so please contact us with questions or concerns before you begin casting your farm animal's leg. We also offer FREE on-site casting at our Blaine, Minnesota location.