Anderson Sling/Veterinary Sling
Supports complete skeletal system, including the head
Color coded attachment points for trouble free assembly
Designed to perform and better built
Purposes and Uses
Developed for veterinary teaching hospitals, veterinarians, rescue groups, first responders and private individuals
Provides support during recovery, rehabilitation and convalescent care
Please Note: The Anderson Frame is one size for all our equine slings. Therefore, if anyone purchases a large Anderson Sling, he/she can also purchase a medium abdomen and rear quarter support. This frame gives him/her the advantage of being able to rehabilitate, rescue or care for a larger range of animals.
The small Anderson Sling uses the same frame. However, the small Sling components are designated for small animals from 400-600 pounds and are not necessarily interchangeable with a large or medium Sling.
NOTE: In order to successfully support an animal, a minimum of 10 feet, preferably 12 feet from the hoist to the lifting eye of the Anderson Frame will be needed. The recovery location must be structurally sound to support the weight of the animal as well as any possible behavioral mishaps or unknowns. Respect the strength and power of the animal.
NOTE: The process of decontaminating a sling varies from facility to facility. The first row of photos, displayed below, is an example of a 10-year-old sling properly cared for. The bottom 3 photos are of a 13-year-old sling that was left in the wrong hands for decontamination. It is destroyed and unfit for use. We strongly suggest the sling be inspected regularly and sent back to our facility for inspection and/or repairs every 5 years, if regularly used, and every 10 years from the date of purchase.
We recommend the sling be retired after 15 years.