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Medi-Dart Extension Syringe & Dart Quick, Easy & Economical! Extension Kit 1 complete dart One 1 1/4 IM needle 35 cc capacity 5 foot handle 6 foot reach Castor oil lubricant Transparent barrel Air pump 10 cc minimum injection Subcutaneous needles available The MEDI-DART Projectile, Extension, or Crossbow syringe, invented by a group of central Alberta ranchers, makes medicating pasture cattle easy and less stressful for livestock. The patented MEDI-DART systems are easy to use and inject larger doses of medication than other medicating systems. MEDI-DART is used to give a single intramuscular or subcutaneous injection to livestock without restraining the animal. MEDI-DART also self-ejects once the injection is completed. At the end of the injection an ejector loop is pushed ahead which removes the needle from the animal for easy retrieval of the syringe. Three variations are available; the Crossbow, which further increases accuracy, the Projectile MEDI-DART which incorporates the basic principle of the bow and arrow, and the Extension MEDI-DART, which simply uses the added length of a pole. With the Crossbow Projectile system, the syringe can hold 30cc of medication and has a 30 foot range to medicate the animal. With the Bow and Arrow Projectile system, the syringe on the end of the arrow can hold up to 30cc of medication and the user has a 20 foot range. The Extension MEDI-DART can hold up to 35cc of medication and gives the user a 6 foot reach. The syringe is released from the pole after the animal has been poked. MEDI-DARTS use a simple bicycle pump to create air pressure which injects the medication and upon completion of the injection pushes the ejector loop ahead, forcing the needle out of the animal. The following schematics diagram how MEDI-DART uses pressurized air to force the medication into the animal, then eject the syringe once the injection is complete. Frequently Asked Questions How does the dart come out of the animal? A stainless steel loop around the needle is attached to a valve behind the needle (inside the syringe). When the needle goes into the animal, the loop is pushed back, opening the valve. The air pressure can then move the plunger ahead to inject the medicine. At the end of the injection the plunger will close the valve and push the loop out, pushing the needle out of the animal. Your dart falls to the ground and you pick it up. How does the medicine get injected? A simple bicycle pump comes with every kit. You simply pump the dart up as you would a football or a basketball. There is no cost per shot. Can the Medi-Dart inject thick medication? The Medi-Dart can inject anything you can inject. How does the needle stay in the animal? The Medi-Dart needle is designed specially. It is machined at the front, so the tip of the needle has a smaller diameter. There are small grooves, like a ring nail (or a screw), that hold the needle in the animal while the shot is being given. How long does it take for the Medi-Dart to give the injection? The injection speed is about 10cc per second. What happens when you miss? If the loop around the needle is not pushed back the valve cannot open, so the injection can not start. The medication will not be wasted. What happens when an animal steps on the dart? Medi-Darts are made with a high impact plastic. Cold temperatures, -30 degrees celcius for example, do not affect its properties. The Medi-Dart will not crack or break should an animal step on it. Does using the Medi-Dart make your cattle wild? Actually the opposite is true. Treating your cattle with the Medi-Dart can reduce the stress factor. With the Medi-Dart, only the animal that needs the shot is affected. Instead of riling up the herd to treat one, you just treat the one. The Medi-Dart is quiet so the animal getting the shot will jump a couple of times, the dart drops off and it can resume life as usual. For example: If you were checking the herd and noticed one that needed a shot of antibiotic you could drive up and treat it. By giving the animal the shot in this method the animal does not associate you with the shot. Is the Medi-Dart hard to maintain? The Medi-Dart comes apart and goes back together easily. It is easy to clean. Can the Medi-Dart give a subcutaneous injection? By changing the intramuscular needle (that comes with the kit) to our subcutaneous needle. The Medi-Dart subcutaneous needle has a solid tip and 2 holes at the side, about ¼ of an inch back from the tip. The medication comes out in 2 directions perpendicular to the needle. Shots should be given in the neck. The item “Medi-Dart Pole Syringe Medicate cattle sheep goats Livestock Extension Kit” is in sale since Wednesday, February 28, 2018. This item is in the category “Business & Industrial\Agriculture & Forestry\Livestock Supplies\Cattle – Beef”. The seller is “petsandvet” and is located in Hawarden, Iowa. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: Medi-Dart
- MPN: WI-0009575