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Mays

  • Joined Jul 2010
Vaccinating Gun
« on: March 07, 2012, 07:24:51 am »
CAn anyone recomend me a good vaccination gun?

kaz

  • Joined Jul 2008
  • Ceredigion
  • Dust yourself off when life throws you down.
Re: Vaccinating Gun
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2012, 07:59:23 am »
Can't recommend one, but the one Adam was using on countryfile the other Sunday looked pretty nifty, but couldn't say who made it. :)
Penybont Ryelands. Ystwyth Coloured Ryelands.  2 alpacas, 2 angora goats, 2 anglo nubian kids, 3golden retrievers a collie and a red fox labrador retriever, geese, ducks & chickens.

robert waddell

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Re: Vaccinating Gun
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2012, 11:12:51 am »
just ask at your vet there are several on the market now fixed dose and variable dose the great thing is that once the vaccine is popped on you don't have to chuck it out as in heptavac and there is no contamination :farmer:

Mays

  • Joined Jul 2010
Re: Vaccinating Gun
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2012, 11:21:54 am »
yes it was coutryfile that give me the idea! I have 30 to vaccinate this weekend, and its always such a scutter of wigglying sheep, needles n aless than patient OH :farmer:!

Fowgill Farm

  • Joined Feb 2009
Re: Vaccinating Gun
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2012, 11:51:48 am »
In the pig section they're all raving about the masterject system and i think theres a good range in the Fearings catalogue/website.
Mandy  :pig:

Haylo-peapod

  • Joined Mar 2012
Re: Vaccinating Gun
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2012, 12:09:36 pm »
I feel really silly asking this question but does anyone else struggle to pinch enough loose skin to do subcutaneous injections? For some reason the skin on my Greyface Dartmoors always seems pretty taught and every year heptavaccing proves to be a real battle. Maybe it's the breed since I don't recall having a problem on a commercial ewe when I went to a sheep handling course.

With the automatic guns do you still need to lift the skin up or is there an adjustment for the needle so it only penetrates just below the skin?

Mays

  • Joined Jul 2010
Re: Vaccinating Gun
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2012, 01:39:51 pm »
thanks for tips just ordered one  :thumbsup:

robert waddell

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Re: Vaccinating Gun
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2012, 01:50:36 pm »
haylo peapod you still need to get the skin folded with one hand the gun in the other  i think it it is far easier than a syringe it works on the same principal as the dosing gun but with a needle :farmer:

kaz

  • Joined Jul 2008
  • Ceredigion
  • Dust yourself off when life throws you down.
Re: Vaccinating Gun
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2012, 05:14:53 pm »
thanks for tips just ordered one  :thumbsup:

Which one did you go for in the end?
Penybont Ryelands. Ystwyth Coloured Ryelands.  2 alpacas, 2 angora goats, 2 anglo nubian kids, 3golden retrievers a collie and a red fox labrador retriever, geese, ducks & chickens.

ellisr

  • Joined Sep 2009
  • Wales
Re: Vaccinating Gun
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2012, 05:23:50 pm »
I have found that doing vaccinations is best after shearing as my ryelands just have far too much wool at any other time of year and tenting the skin with a handful of wool as well can be a little bit awkward and lead to mistakes

SteveHants

  • Joined Aug 2011
Re: Vaccinating Gun
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2012, 05:24:37 pm »
I feel really silly asking this question but does anyone else struggle to pinch enough loose skin to do subcutaneous injections? For some reason the skin on my Greyface Dartmoors always seems pretty taught and every year heptavaccing proves to be a real battle. Maybe it's the breed since I don't recall having a problem on a commercial ewe when I went to a sheep handling course.

With the automatic guns do you still need to lift the skin up or is there an adjustment for the needle so it only penetrates just below the skin?

I just use a short needle and don't bother pinching.

Mays

  • Joined Jul 2010
Re: Vaccinating Gun
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2012, 09:16:16 pm »
I ordered one from Fearings, a purple one. The problem I have is in constantly having to recharging the syringe whilst coordinating my OHs attempt at restraining huge anquished ewes... followed eventually by the hissy fit  from the now boiled over OH and the inevtiable "everyone stand still screeching" until I locate a needle from the mud  :thumbsup:

Haylo-peapod

  • Joined Mar 2012
Re: Vaccinating Gun
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2012, 08:48:05 am »


I just use a short needle and don't bother pinching.
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What length needle do you use Steve?
I currently have 5/8" for subcutaneous injections.

 
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