Umbilical clamps seal the cord to prevent infection. Reduces risk of disinfectants or irritants entering via the cord. E.coli scours, Joint-ill, and other infections may find their way into the newborn animal via the umbilical cord. Directions for use; Attach as soon as possible after birth. Remove after 24 to 48 hours. Place clamp approximately 5mm from top of umbilical cord. Cut cord below clamp to prevent suckling.