|A animal restraint device designed by wildlife veterinarian Dr. Mark Johnson. 'Y' poles are used to restrain wild, feral, or fractious canids against a solid surface (eg. ground or wall) for capture, chemical immobilization, or simple treatments (such as injections). It is the nature of these animals to submit to this gentle restraint device so it is much smoother and more humane than using a catch pole. Useful in administering vaccinations or anesthetic drugs. The pole's handle is sturdy hardened aluminum with no-slip foam grips. The 'Y' part is padded with non-absorbable sealed foam that protects the animal's mouth if he bites it and can be disinfected. This is an essential humane tool for animal care officers and shelters, wildlife rehabbers, and wild canid researchers.|
Dr. Mark Johnson supervising students with Y poles with an awake gray wolf as others collect blood from the hind leg under the guidance of Dr. Norm Switzer. This is during a class taught by Dr. Johnson at the California Wolf Center. Notice the towel which serves as a headcover to reduce stress for the wolf and increase safety for the handlers. The handlers are not holding the wolf down with physical restraint, but utilizing the submissive nature of canids.
Dr. Mark Johnson teaching students how to hobble a (drugged) Mexican wolf during a course at the California Wolf Center. Notice the students' vigilance in monitoring temperature, pulse, and respiration.
Item #AYP - $115.00
Weight: 4 lbs.
Average shipping/handling: $30-$40
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