EZ To Use
The UDDERLY EZ MILKER™ is the safest and most effective large domestic and exotic animal milk and colostrum collection device available. It can be used on horses of all sizes, ponies, donkeys, sheep, goats, llamas, alpacas, zebras, camels and miniature cows. Click here for gallery of pictures and user testimonials.
THE MILK OR COLOSTRUM EXTRACTION PROCESS
Download the UDDERLY EZ MILKER ™ operating instructions
- Always clean the udder area, using the UDDERLY EZ WIPES provided in your kit, to remove any accumulated dirt and bacteria.
- Gently remove the wax plug from the end of the teat so it does not drop into the bottle.
- Manually strip each teat at least twice to get a good flow of milk started. Dampen teat with water, milk or small amount of bag balm.
- Place the cylinder directly over the teat and pump it two to three times and gently lift the EZ pump unit up against the udder (like a baby would bunt it’s mother). Let the gravity work for you and let the unit settle downward.
- Squeeze the handle at least 2-3 times; this will start the vacuum seal process, locking the unit onto the mother’s udder. Be sure and dampen the teat with colostrum, milk, or water. (You may want to hold bottle with free hand until sealed).
- As soon as the milk flow starts, stop pumping! When the flow slows or stops start pumping again. You may need to repeat this sequence 3-4 times. When the flow stops, or you have collected an appropriate amount of liquid, stop and go to the next teat.
- To release the vacuum on the pump, push bottle backwards toward hand trigger to release vacuum lock. Do not pull pump off udder.
- The first milking will generally collect between 8-12 ounces, although this may vary with each animal species or breed.
- If the mother does not let her milk down immediately, you may have to massage her udder gently to get the flow started. ( In the case of Mares, The Stableizer® is a great help in getting them to relax and let their milk down.)
- Do not overfill the collection bottle; only fill to the indicated line on the bottle. Never tilt pump backwards. This will allow the milk or colostrum to run into the air intake hole and damage the diaphragm in the pump.
- If you have a Silicone Insert inside the Retractor you must either take it off or unscrew the bottle from the pump before pouring out the milk or colostrum as it will run into the pump and may damage the diaphragm or (umbrella valve) in the pump.
- Pour the collected milk or colostrum into a 10 – 16 oz. plastic soda bottle and attach the nipple supplied in the kit to bottle feed the baby; or, pour the collected milk or colostrum into the extra collection bottle and apply the white cap with seal top for freezing. Be sure to label with mother’s name and date collected, or other storage information as you may find appropriate.
- The final instruction! Elevate baby’s head and chest area and give it that liquid gold! MOTHER’S FIRST MILK!
Thawing Frozen Colostrum
Never use a microwave oven to thaw out frozen colostrum, as it will destroy the antibodies. Place the colostrum bottle in a basin of warm water and allow to thaw slowly.
EZ To Clean
Clean out the pump in case you draw milk/colostrum into the inside of the pump. If any milk or colostrum runs down the outside of the pump or on your hands, you have inadvertently pulled milk into the pump. You may finish milking then follow these easy steps:
- Remove the extractor and clip from the pump as shown in photo.
- Place the Udderly EZ in warm soapy water and add 5 tablespoons of Baking Soda to water, submerse the pump and pump the handle several times, working the soapy water thru the pump, leave the pump full of water and let set in water for at least 15 minutes, then pump the water thru it again.
- Be sure and hold the back end of the pump down and pump out soapy water, pump out and shake out very well.
- Stick pump in clean, clear warm water and do the same function again only you don’t have to leave it sit in the water for 15 minutes. Pump the clear water thru it several times and shake out again. If you got a great deal of debris out of the pump you may want to repeat Step # 2: again, and then rinse it again also.
- Shake out all the water you can and leave to dry over night if possible. Note: That little red or orange umbrella valve on the bottom of the pump should not be taken out except to replace it and they usually last at least a year with normal use.
Unruly or Highly Agitated Animals
horses, ponies, llamas, donkeys, etc.
If an animal to be milked appears to become agitated or uncooperative with her handler during the extraction procedure or refuses to let her baby nurse, we recommend the use of The Stableizer Restraint and Training System®, originally developed for horses. This restraint system allows the animal to calm down humanely, providing a safer environment for both handler and baby. The calming effect will also aid the mother in letting her milk down. The Stableizer® is available through EZ Animal Products. Visit our STABLEIZER® page for full details.
Remember: the UDDERLY EZ MILKER™ is great for horses of all sizes, ponies, sheep, goats, cows, miniature cows, llamas, alpacas, camels and certain exotic animals such as zebras, etc.