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How to fit the harness in a few minutes.

This cow was down and lifted for 5 days but the harness was never removed during the five days.

The calf was able to drink from the cow when she was lifted.

The cow is now well on her way to a full recovery

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This cow never recovered. She appears to have had a fracture of the rear left leg.

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Bernd Tammena, Germany has posted on Facebook that he has already saved 2 cows using the harness


Dominik Spring

Amlikon-Bissegg, Switzerland

“I purchased the harness over a year ago. Between myself and my neighbours, we would now have lifted about 10 cows. The harness is much gentler on cows than other lifting devices, 8 of the 10 cows that we have lifted have recovered

We found the harness very easy to put on the cow and we always leave the harness on the cow between lifts.”

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Mark Amos, Essex UK

I ordered the harness on a Friday afternoon, and it was delivered 10 am the following Tuesday. We lifted our heifer 4 times a day, leaving the harness on her all the time. When the heifer was lifted, she could stay up for about 20 minutes and then go down again but could not get herself up.

It was Tuesday the following week before she got herself up by herself.


I decided to then leave the harness on her to Friday, to make sure she could still get up by herself. I took the harness off on the Friday afternoon. The heifer has now fully recovered.

So once fitted the harness remained on the heifer nearly 2 weeks, I found that it was quite easy to lift the animal by the tractor frontend loader on my own.

I am happy to recommend the harness, the speedy service and the advice over the phone from Paul.

Dr Phil Poulton chronicles the experience of a farmer in Victoria Australia using the lifting harness.

After 12 days of nursing this Murray Grey heifer finally recovered from her calving paralysis. The farmer implemented gold standard nursing and using the harness to achieve an excellent result.

She was lifted 3 or 4 times each day to allow the circulation in the legs to recover. This was only possible by using the harness, a hip clamp would have damaged the cow over that number of lifts.

The farmer found the harness very easy and convenient to use as its left in place between lifts. Also easy to take her outside for a pick of grass every now and then.


Regular lifting and nursing in a confined pen with lots of deep, soft bedding is essential


Starting to take her own weight so the harness is lowered a little. If she was to stumble she'll only fall a little way into the harness, which is acting as a 'safety net' and no harm can be done


In between lifts the harness is tied tightly to make sure her legs don't get tangled up in the straps


Progressing in her recovery


Easy to move her around without any risk of injury


Take her outside for a drink at the trough


Starting to stand nicely now 12 days on


Fully recovered!


What can be done with a downer cow?

The normal lying bout for a cow is between 50 and 100 minutes ie when a cow has been lying for this length of time she will get up, stretch herself and lye back down again. A downer-cow is unable to do this so regardless of the initial cause, the cow will quickly develop pressure-induced damage to muscles and nerves of the pelvic limbs, especially when lying on a hard surface. The hindlimb muscles of the leg the animal is lying on are compressed between the bones and the skin by the physical pressure from the weight of the recumbent cow.


Can downer-cows recover?

Research conducted on dairy farms in Australia involving 218 downer-cows found that the quality of the nursing care had a profound effect on the cow’s chances of recovery. Cows that had received satisfactory nursing recovered i