Patent Number: 6,167,842

Title: Animal confinement pen with improved access to animal

Abstract: The invention provides an animal confinement pen comprising a front panel, a rear panel comprising a rear gate, a first side panel comprising a fixed front side panel and a movable rear side panel, and a second side panel; means to confine an animal against the first side panel with the animal's head extending through a head gate incorporated in the front panel; means to lock the rear side panel into substantial alignment with the front side panel adjacent the confined animal and to release the rear side panel allowing same to move away from the rear portion of the confined animal; means to move the rear gate away from the rear end of the confined animal; whereby all parts of the pen may be moved away from the rear end and a rear portion of the confined animal thereby allowing access thereto by the pen operator. A two-way gate provides operational advantages similar to those found in prior art pens.

Inventors: Akins; Allan (St. Boniface, Manitoba, CA), Kuffner; Joe (St. Boniface, CA), Peters; Len (St. Boniface, CA)

Assignee: Akins; Allan

International Classification: A01K 1/06 (20060101); A01K 1/00 (20060101); A01K 001/00 (); A01K 015/04 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018