Better for milking than latex, vinyl or poly, N-Dex Milking Gloves are made of nitrile for comfort, sensitivity, and most importantly, good udder health.
Wearing gloves prevents milkers from introducing the bacteria found in the deep fissures of their hands to the udder. Nitrile gloves are especially 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," nitrile gloves protect hands, reduce fatigue, and help to prevent cracked, dry skin.
Thin and strong, 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 should be worn once, then thrown away. Gloves fit both right or left hands and are sized using the "global" standard.