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Twotwo

  • Joined Aug 2015
Sterimatic caps
« on: March 19, 2024, 06:20:26 pm »
When heptavac-ing the sheep Iíve used Sterimatic caps for years .. now they donít make the caps anymore, what do you use/do instead.. ?

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Sterimatic caps
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2024, 07:29:09 pm »
We just use a standard disposable needle and no stericap.
"All fungi are edible. Some fungi are only edible once." -Terry Pratchett

twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Sterimatic caps
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2024, 08:27:45 pm »
I just use a normal injector gun and 1/2Ē 19g needle. To be honest I prefer it as with sterimatic I found it hard to feel when I was in the right place!

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Sterimatic caps
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2024, 09:39:32 am »
Do you not still use the needle guard then, @twizzel ?
"All fungi are edible. Some fungi are only edible once." -Terry Pratchett

twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Sterimatic caps
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2024, 11:36:26 am »
No, just a normal auto injector gun  :idea:

Twotwo

  • Joined Aug 2015
Re: Sterimatic caps
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2024, 11:59:29 am »
Do you use a new needle each time or dip them in anything?

shep53

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Dumfries & Galloway
Re: Sterimatic caps
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2024, 02:37:45 pm »
When injecting large numbers of sheep  then some sites say  20-25  0r 50  before changing needles

twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Sterimatic caps
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2024, 05:36:06 pm »
Do you use a new needle each time or dip them in anything?
Put a new needle on before I start. Never more than 50 in a group.

 
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