Dairy Tech Perfect Udder Feed
tube benefit small calves. These feeding
tubes come with a smaller safety-bulb diameter that not only reduces esophageal
irritation but still resists insertion into its windpipe/trachea. For this
reason, Dairy Tech’s research and development team has produced an esophageal
feeding tube specifically designed for calves weighing less than 66 lbs/30kg. Dairy
Tech can proudly say that they are the only company in the WORLD to introduce a
small calf esophageal feeding tube to the market that not only addresses these
requirements but is disposable as well.
Perfect Udder Feeding Tube is designed specifically for use with
all sizes of the Perfect Udder Colostrum Bags. Simple screw on esophageal tube
to the Perfect Udder bag spout to administer colostrum to newborn calf. Basic
esophageal feeding tube is 20-inches in length and recommended for calves
weighing less than 66 pounds. It features a narrow safety bulb to reduce
esophageal irritation—so you can tube small calves with ease. The Classic
Perfect Udder esophageal feeding tube size large is 20-inches in length and
recommended for calves weighing greater than 66 pounds. The safety-bulb tip
design helps prevent injury and ensures proper placement.
Always perform with the calf sternal or standing in a corner.
Thread the tube onto the Perfect Udder Bag. Kink the standard tubes to prevent
the flow of colostrum until the tube is fully inserted into the calf. While
placing tube, do not overextend the neck of the calf. Insert tube with head in
a normal position. The bulb of the Perfect Udder tube is specially designed to
resist entry into the trachea.
Palpate the neck of the calf as the tube is being inserted. Feeling the bulb
passing under your fingers indicates proper placement of the tube. If there is
any uncertainty, ask your veterinarian for training. Insert the full length of
the tube until the cap is at the lips of the calf, then release clamp as
necessary and raise bag to initiate flow.
Allow entire contents to quickly flow into the calf. When all flow has stopped,
lower the head of the calf and remove the tube in a downward direction to
prevent any spilling of colostrum at the trachea entrance.