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Farm Animal Custom Leg Prosthetic

This product may be covered by insurance. LEARN MORE.


Prosthetic Order Process

This purchase includes a casting kit.

Purchase

Purchase your Prosthetic. 

Cast

We send you a Casting Kit for you to make a mold of your pet's limb.

Build

You ship us the mold. We use it to build a prosthetic for your pet.

FIT

We ship you the finished prosthetic. You fit it to your pet. Your pet is on its way to recovery!

Details

BUILDING YOUR Farm animal's PROSTHETIC

AFTER RECEIVING YOUR farm animal's CAST,

FABRICATION TIME WILL TAKE 2-4 WEEKS.

AOC's Farm Animal Limb Prosthetic is designed to aid in the relief of the weight bearing leg and suspend off of a residual limb. 

benefits

  • Limb replacement used to prevent further deformation and degeneration of existing joints
  • Prevent gait deviations
  • Maintain acts of daily living
  • Decrease leg length discrepancies
  • Increase exercise/activity level
  • Provide means to participate in rehabilitation therapy
  • Can be traumatic or congenital in nature
  • Improve your farm animal's quality of life
Features

features

  • Custom-fitted to your farm anima's limb
  • Non-porous medical grade foam cushions and eases pressure on the affected area
  • Durable hook and loop strap system allows easy adjustments for fit and comfort
  • Made in the USA
  • Removable
  • Two-month warranty for brace alterations and modifications
  • One-year warranty for manufacturing defects
  • Lifetime warranty on Tamarack Hinges
  • Free replacement straps during the first 90 days

why an aoc custom prosthetic?

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FREE ONSITE CASTING

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LIFETIME WARRANTY ON TAMARACK HINGE

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FREE REPLACEMENT STRAPS WITHIN FIRST 90 DAYS

technology

  • Hand-crafted using vacuum forming and thermal technology
  • Waterproof
  • Tamarack hinges allow motion that mimics normal ligament mobility
  • Tamarack-Tether hinges allow natural ligament motion while preventing hyper-extension and hyper-flexion
  • A specialized ROM hinge can be fabricated with the brace instead.  There is an additional $200 charge when fabricating a custom brace that requires a ROM hinge
Weight Requirements
LIGHT WEIGHT
MEDIUM WEIGHT
HEAVY WEIGHT (MAX 1700 LBS)
MINIATURE ANIMALS ► UNDER 8 MONTHS OF AGE
MINIATURE ANIMALS ► OVER 8 MONTHS OF AGE
FULL SIZE ANIMALS ► OVER 8 MONTHS OF AGE
• donkey
• donkey
• donkey
• goat
• goat
• goat
• horse/pony
• horse/pony
• horse/pony
• sheep
• sheep
• sheep
• pig
• pig
• pig
• mule
• mule
• mule
• cow
• cow
• cow
• llama
• alpaca
FULL SIZE ANIMALS ► UNDER 8 MONTHS OF AGE
• donkey
• goat
• horse/pony
• cow
• mule
• cow
• sheep
• llama
• alpaca
Limb Requirements
Full Limb
FRONT LEG ONLY
Less than 4" below the ELBOW
Lightweight ONLY
Partial Limb
FRONT LEG
Lightweight
amputation must be at least 4" below the elbow
Medium weight
amputation must be at least 4" below the elbow
Heavyweight
amputation must be at least 7" below the elbow
REAR LEG
Lightweight
amputation must be at least 4" below the hock
Medium weight
amputation must be at least 4" below the hock
Heavyweight
amputation must be at least 7" below the hock

NOTE: If your farm animal's limb measurements are not within our ranges, please contact us at care@aocpet.com to discuss options.

Casting

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.

MY CASTING DIDN'T GO WELL

Use & Care

CARE:

  • Use light soapy water or antibacterial wipes to clean the plastic shell and non-porous liner of the prosthetic.
  • Hand-wash pads as needed and let them air dry.
  • Remove any hair or dirt from the hook and loop straps with a wire brush, gently brushing in one direction on the hook side only

USE

  • It is highly recommended that you follow the break-in period protocol for your farm animal. This helps to prevent irritation and allows your farm animal to become comfortable when wearing their prosthetic. Failure to follow the break-in period could result in further injury to your pet. 
  • Your farm animal may wear their prosthetic whenever they are active. Custom Farm Animal prosthetics are waterproof and therefore can be used in the water, such as for hydrotherapy sessions.
  • We recommend that you remove your farm animal's prosthetic when they are not active for extended periods of time. This allows their leg to relax, prevents irritation, and allows their skin breathe.
  • Ideally, the prosthetic should not be worn for more than 14 hours a day as this could cause irritation. However, if your veterinarian recommends that your farm animal wear the prosthetic for more than 14 hours a day then you may do so but only with frequent, thorough leg and prosthetic examinations. Please check your pet's leg and prosthetic at least 2-3 times in a 24 hour period after the initial break-in period is complete. 

BREAK-IN PERIOD

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 care@aocpet.com.

MATERIALS:

  • Outer Shell: polypropylene, polyethylene, co-polymer
  • Inner Liner: closed-cell polyethylene foam

CASTING TIPS:

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 care@aocpet.com.

FAQs

FAQS

WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH THE PURCHASE OF A CUSTOM FARM ANIMAL prosthetic?

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.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE prosthetic DOES NOT FIT CORRECTLY?

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.

WHAT IF MY FARM ANIMAL'S prosthetic NEEDS REFURBISHMENT?

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 care@aocpet.com for the prosthetic refurbishment process.

HOW OFTEN CAN MY FARM ANIMAL WEAR THIS prosthetic?

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.

HOW LONG IS THE FABRICATION PROCESS?

Once we receive the cast of your farm animal's leg, it takes 2-4 weeks to fabricate the prosthetic.

HOW LONG WILL SHIPPING TAKE?

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.

IS THE CASTING PROCESS DIFFICULT?

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 Arden Hills, Minnesota location.

Customer Reviews

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Stephanie Rideout
Every step of the process was a pleasure.

AOC answered all of my questions. I feel like they were very attentive to the details that were associated with my mini pig’s limb deformity. Service was fast. I’m very pleased!

Hey Stephanie,
Thank you for the rating and the feedback. We just received your piggie's video of her walking and looks like she is doing great! Let us know how the next week goes with her adjusting to wearing it for a longer period of time!

Best,Animal Ortho Care

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Helen Demes
Life changing

The process from order to receiving the final prosthetics was outstanding