The Thermoskin Story
In 2003, a conversation between a fine wool grower in Victoria and an Industrial Chemist, about the harsh effects of cold weather on the mortality of shorn sheep, sparked the development of a product which has truly made its mark on numerous growers throughout Australia.
The product known as Thermoskin, having been in development and undergone numerous trials since 2003, went to market in early 2008 after proving itself over and over again to maintain the sheep condition for the first 3 to 4 weeks after shearing in cold weather. Henry King, the Industrial Chemist that developed this innovative spray when presented with the idea, managed to hit his mark because the product leaves a very fine coating over the whole animal in a very timely cost effective manner.
Thermoskin protects animals that have been biologically defleeced or shorn traditionally. It helps to maintain the pre-shearing condition of the animal and prevent hypothermia immediately after shearing or defleecing. In most cases there is a weight gain for the treated animals as opposed to that of the untreated animals over the first 3 to 4 weeks.
The main aim of the product is to maintain the pre-shorn condition of the animal after it is shorn to minimize mortality and stock losses from inclement weather. Thermoskin assists with maintaining the normal body temperature of the animal, reducing stress to the animal after shearing.
Thermoskin is based on lanolin with all other ingredients apart from the solvent being natural, physiologically harmless, biodegradable and environmentally friendly.
This product is best and most efficiently applied through a Thermoskin spray unit, takes 1-2 seconds per animal, dries in two minutes and you can expose your sheep to wind, rain, snow or sleet 10-15 minutes after application without affecting the efficacy of the product. It is an extremely fast and efficient way of protecting your animal.By coating the entire animal with this fine spray, any shearing nicks and cuts are also covered which in turn promotes faster healing and reduces potential contamination. The film will not block the anus, vulva, pizzle, eyes, ears or mouth of the animal. If any residual is left on the fleece, it is easily removed with normal scouring practices.
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