Heat Lamps for Animals
Infrared Heaters & Lamps
Heat lamps commonly feature incandescent bulbs, designed to generate as much heat as possible via infrared radiation. They are often referred to as infrared lamps, infrared heaters, or IR bulbs. Within veterinary medicine, two types of heat lamps are used. Large-animal veterinarians and farmers use the lamps as infrared heat radiators in the stalls of young animals, such as lambs, piglets, bunnies and other rodents, or for incubation, as they provide a safe heat source. Veterinary practices and clinics, on the other hand, mostly use standing models of the lamps with special functions, depending on requirements. It is important to choose a suitable heat lamp in order to achieve optimal treatment results. In addition to supplies like heat lamps and replacement bulbs, you will also find heat mats with even heat distribution in this category.
Infrared Heat Lamps for Veterinary Medicine
Heating lamps are basically infrared bulbs housed within a lamp casing. Infrared heat lamps for animals serve to increase the body temperature of small animals – for example, when raising chicks. Sick adult animals can also benefit from the use of an infrared heat lamp, e.g. following an operation, in order to keep their body temperatures at a normal level.
In our shop you may purchase infrared heat lamps with different wattage and installation/mounting options. Additional features of an infrared heat lamp, such as a timer, protective cage or eco switch, can make an infrared heating lamp even easier to use and allow for more diverse applications.
Correct Installation of Infrared Heating Lamps
Depending on the wattage, lamps for infrared therapy can reach very high temperatures. Consequently, the minimum distance to the litter specified by the manufacturer should always be observed. This is usually about 60 cm. Infrared lights for heating animals can also be equipped with a timer so that they are only switched on at night or at regular intervals of 2 - 4 hours.
It is advisable to mount the infrared heat lamp in such a way that the animals can retreat from the radiated heat. In this way, injuries to the skin and overheating of the animal can be avoided. If the heaters are installed in an outdoor enclosure, a socket outlet should be provided that is protected from water and moisture to prevent damage to the bulb and lamp.
It is also advisable to place the heat lamp in such a way that it is as protected as possible from environmental influences. The IL 50 Professional Infrared Lamp from Beurer is characterised by a particularly large, glazed infrared surface as well as a powerful 300 watts. The angle of inclination of the IL 50 lamp can be tilted from 0 - 50 ° and thus optimally adjusted to the patient.
Heat Lamps for Animal Physiotherapy
Red (and infrared) light therapy is a well-studied scientific field. Red (and infrared) therapy has a broad range of applications. In case of injuries or muscle tension, especially in the back area, the use of heat generated by a red light lamp or an infrared lamp is recommended. Infrared therapy is simple and painless. Infrared light therapy helps cells regenerate or repair themselves. Infrared light also improves the circulation of oxygen-rich blood, promoting faster healing of deep tissues and relieving pain.
For a targeted treatment of tense muscle groups, the heat lamp is directed specifically at the tense area in order to loosen fascia and connective tissue and accelerate the body’s natural healing process. The splash-proof Infrared Energy-Saving Bulb from Kerbl saves up to 30 % of energy costs and has excellent heat transmission. At 240 volts, the bulb has an operating time of approx. 5,000 hours.
Mats for Heating in Veterinary Medicine
Heating mats are primarily used in veterinary medicine to prevent weakened patients whose metabolism is temporarily impaired from cooling down. The mat4pet Animal Heating Pad is used in veterinary medicine to maintain the temperature of sick and anaesthetised animals. Especially in patients with a body weight of less than ten kilos or for operations that last for more than two hours, there is a risk of hypothermia.
Particularly after anaesthesia, an external heat source is often needed to maintain an animal's core body temperature. In addition to the warming and circulation-promoting effect of the heating mat, it also relaxes the muscles and thus reduces the risk of injury after long operations.
For a precise setting of the required temperature, the heating mats for animals can be equipped with an individually adjustable thermostat, to actively prevent overheating or undercooling.
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In our assortment you will find a comprehensive selection of lamps, bulbs and heating mats with therapeutic effect for heat treatment in veterinary medicine and animal physiotherapy. In addition to high-quality infra-red lamps, heaters and heat mats, we also offer a range of accessories such as thermostats for individual temperature regulation and replacement bulbs for the heaters. Do you have questions about a product before you stock up on heat lamps, bulbs and other supplies? Our customer service will be happy to advise you. Feel free to get in touch via phone, email or live chat.