4-mil Blue Disposable Ambi-dextrous Milking Gloves are made of co-polymer nitrile, a new non-latex process that has better tensile strength and elasticity than nitrile alone, yet has full barrier protection. Powder-free Gloves have excellent fit and feel, good sensitivity, and most importantly, promote good udder health.
Wearing gloves prevents milkers from introducing the bacteria found in the deep fissures of their hands to the udder. Sensitive co-polymer nitrile gloves are recommended for dairymen practicing the "once-under" pre-milking procedure advocated by many veterinarians. The method includes a vigorous rub of each teat after pre-dipping, which is very hard on bare hands. When used during "once-under," gloves protect hands, reduce fatigue, and help to prevent cracked, dry skin.
Thin and strong, co-polymer nitrile has the advantage of losing its "memory" in less than 10 minutes. This reduces stress on the muscles of the hand, and acts like a support stocking, stimulating but not tiring the hands the longer the glove is worn. The low-modulus, hypo-allergenic formula keeps hands feeling cooler and drier, and it is more abrasion and puncture-resistant than vinyl. At the same time, nitrile also has the advantage of disintegrating immediately if a puncture does occur, alerting the operator that the glove must be replaced.
Gloves fit right or left hands and should be worn once, then thrown away.