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Anderson Sling/Veterinary Sling

Design Features


  • 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 

  • Air rescue 

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.


Product Advisements

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. 


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