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Bramblecot

  • Joined Jul 2008
Heptavac injector
« on: May 25, 2012, 11:01:38 pm »
 A few months ago, when  buying Heptavac at the local agri. store (very well known), I was persuaded to also buy the Heptavac injector.  I did not like the idea of using the same needle on all the sheep but could see the advantages of using a multiple injector.  I used it on the ewes successfully pre-lambing, and cleaned it thoroughly.
 Today I have tried to use it again for the lambs but the liquid is trickling down the outside of the tube below the 'gun'.  In the end I gave up and went back to individual jabs - but I have wasted 5 doses out of 25.  Has anyone else any experience of these multiple injectors please?
 

suziequeue

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Llanidloes; Powys
Re: Heptavac injector
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2012, 09:08:20 am »
We have just a plasticky little gun thing and change the needle between each jab. I get the cheap one and get a new one every year as they don't seem to have any endurance.
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SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Heptavac injector
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2012, 09:11:51 am »
I used Heptavac-P on the moorland farm, where we were injecting 530-ish ewes each year, 60-ish of them twice, and never had any problem.

It sounds as though the needle is not quite properly seated in the seal?  Or maybe a split in the tube? 
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