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Bow And Arrow Livestock Vaccination Kit
"So far as we know, it's the first and only one of its kind on the market," says Medi-Dart of its new "bow and arrow" livestock vaccination kit for treating individual animals on pasture, or in the feedlot or pen, without restraining them.
Medi-Dart makes a 6 ft. long "pole syringe" which requires that you get within 6 to 8 ft. of the target animal. "With our new bow-fired syringe, you only only have to be within about 30 ft from the animal or even farther away as your marksman-ship improves," the manufacturer points out.
The kit, consisting of a 40 lb. bow, a special-made "arrow" syringe, and a hand-operated bicycle pump, retails for $179 (Canadian dollars). The syringe needle is grooved on the surface, causing it to stick to the animal for about 10 seconds while the vaccine (up to a 30cc dose) is being injected, and to prevent vaccine from leaking out. After 10 seconds, an air-operated "kick off' device activates, causing the re-usable syringe to eject and fall to the ground before the animal runs off with it.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Medi-Dart, Box 4181, Ponoka, Alb., Canada T4J 1R6 (ph 403 783-8720.

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1995 - Volume #19, Issue #3