"We have used the Calm-a-lid on our alpacas here at UMass for over year.
I find it works very well for fractious animals to calm them down without drugs. I have used it successfully for reproductive exams, foot trimming, and shearing.
I recommend it to anyone for their alpacas and llamas."
Stephen R. Purdy, DVM
Associate Professor of Veterinary Education
Director of Camelid Studies
Director of Animal Management, UMass Center for Agriculture
University of Massachusetts Amherst
President, Nunoa Project Peru
"At Ice Pond Farm we have successfully used the Calm-a-Lid with three challenging alpacas.
The first was a Peruvian import who would cush, scream, and spit during every procedure. With the Calm-a-Lid applied, Sunshine's screams are much more subdued and she does not spit. Why spit if you can't see a target!
The second animal is an athletic girl who tends to buck during procedures, making it difficult to perform a neck vein blood draw. In this case, application of the Calm-a-Lid resulted in Enya standing like a statue for the entire procedure.
The third case was an aggressive young male at a neighboring farm. Once applied, the Calm-a-Lid transformed him into a perfect gentleman - even allowing us to calmly lead him into a trailer.
We have had outstanding results using the Calm-a-Lid with difficult animals in challenging situations, and can readily recommend this product. Nicely done!"
Jeff Groene and Sonya Hanson
Ice Pond Farm
Fiskeville, Rhode Island
"I needed to transport a sheep in my van this week. It rode very quietly for 22 minutes with its head in a Calmalid and its back end in a plastic bag. Thanks!"
Dr. Mary C. Smith, DVM
*This product is recommended for use with alpacas, but we are happy to see our customers getting creative and using it with their other animals in need of help! Thank you Mary!