1994 - Volume #18, Issue #4, Page #12[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Syringe On A String Makes Stock Injection Easy
"It solves problems producers have had with pole-type syringes," says Ralph Eichler about the StockDoctor, a new-style syringe that's connected to the pole by a re-tractable string so that once you inject an animal, it can walk away with the syringe. It allows slow, gentle release of medication into the animal. The retractable tether line makes it easy to retrieve the syringe.
Eichler says other systems require quick injections of chemicals which can cause tissue damage under the skin and even leak-age at the injection site. "We can inject larger doses - from 1 to 30cc's - in a slower, controlled manner. It has a longer reach and is lighter and handier to use than other pole-type syringes. You can use it on foot, horseback or from an ATV. Can be used on everything from calves to bulls. It's built out of stainless steel and aircraft-grade aluminum to take a lot of use and abuse. It reduces stress on animals by reducing use of headgates and chutes or any need to restrain animals."
Comes with 25 ft. of tether cord. Sells for $199 (U.S.).
Contact FARM SHOW ,Followup, StockDoctor, Ralph Eichler, 302617th Ave. #1, Greeley, Colo. 80631 (ph 303 395-0891); in Canada, contact: Prairie Farm & Ranch Supply, Box 35, Teulon, Manitoba ROC 3B0 Canada (ph 204 886-2341; fax 204 886-3541).
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