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Author Topic: Pigeon Vaccination Kit  (Read 1440 times)

Offline Baron

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Pigeon Vaccination Kit
« on: February 10, 2013, 11:11:55 AM »
Think Livestock have developed a special kit for pigeon owners which allows you to work in with other pigeon owners to share the large quantity of vaccine and just use what you need. Now you and a number of your friends can share a large pack of vaccine and do it easily.

Here's how it works: Each of you buys their own standard kit which includes a 0.5 mL Primatech bottle mount auto vaccinator, an empty sterile sealed 50 mLbottle a 30mL disposable syringe and a pack of 12 x 20guage x 1/2 inch needles.

When you are ready to vaccinate, each pigeon owner uses a brand new clean needle and their own disposable syringe to draw out the vaccine quantity they need, then deposits it into his sterile bottle.Vaccine transferred into these bottles needs to be stored in a refrigerator at 2 to 8 degrees (the same as the larger pack) until ready to be used.

When you are ready to use the vaccine, simply push the bottle onto the spike on the top of the gun, and the gun is set to 0.5 mL (or whatever your vet has recommended) and deliver the medication to each bird quickly and effortlessly. DONE!

Of course, if you're not sure about any of the procedures to do with vaccination, we strongly recommend that you speak to your own veterinarian. In some States you are required to get a permit from your Vet before you can purchase the vaccine.

The items pictured are the ones included in our standard kit. You can add extra items if required depending on how many birds you need to vaccinate.

1) A plastic 0.5 mL adjustable multi dose bottle mount bottle mount vaccinator

2) An empty 50 mL sterile glass bottle sealed with a rubber bung on top. These are also available in 100 ml, and both sized fit perfectly onto the bottle mount vaccinator mentioned above. You need to order 100 mL seperately if required

3) A sterile disposable syringe to use for drawing out the required amount of vaccine from the large 500 mL vaccine pack, and then putting it into your glass bottle. Standard supply is a 30 mL disposable syringes but other sizes are available on request.

4) Needles. The standard kit has a tray of 12 x 20 guage x 1/2 inch needles. We can also offer 20 g x inch or 20 g x inch disposable needles (in packs of 100 needles per box), or else trays of 12 stainless steel reusable needles in either 20g x inch or 21 x inch.

Price of the kit is $59.00 

http://www.thinklivestock.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=126
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Offline killer

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Re: Pigeon Vaccination Kit
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2013, 11:58:38 AM »
 Looks good ;thanks

Offline Floyd

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Re: Pigeon Vaccination Kit
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2013, 02:00:59 PM »
My only negative comment, - to draw off from the main bottle using a 20 gauge needle will be extremely difficult.   If you want to use that method, at least use an 18 gauge needle, even then takes a bit of effort.

Based on discussion with one of the vaccine manufacturers, we have simply removed the aluminum metal ring around the top of the main bottle,  we then lift off the rubber seal, pour out the required amount, replace the rubber seal and bottle back into the fridge.

The design of the main bottle is such that it must have air go back in to replace what comes out.

If you definitely prefer to withdraw with the larger needle and syringe, was recommended to us to pump a syringe full of air into the main bottle first which assists in preventing the formation of a vacuum, which is not what this type of bottle is designed for, and then makes for easier withdraw. 

Another possible problem with the proposed offer.   It is suggested your 50 mil or 100 mil bottle  if attached to the gun during vaccination.    If you are doing a fair number of birds, all of your  vaccine  is going to warm up which possibly is not desirable considering recommended storage temperatures.

Our method, using different make of gun, we pour off basically just enough vaccine for the job in hand while the bulk is returned to the fridge.

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Re: Pigeon Vaccination Kit
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2013, 03:00:32 PM »
......  Another possible problem with the proposed offer.   It is suggested your 50 mil or 100 mil bottle  if attached to the gun during vaccination.    If you are doing a fair number of birds, all of your  vaccine  is going to warm up which possibly is not desirable considering recommended storage temperatures.

Not sure if this is a problem Floyd, isn't the vaccine in the gun supposed to be warmed to room temp prior to vaccination?
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Re: Pigeon Vaccination Kit
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2013, 05:17:25 PM »
......  Another possible problem with the proposed offer.   It is suggested your 50 mil or 100 mil bottle  if attached to the gun during vaccination.    If you are doing a fair number of birds, all of your  vaccine  is going to warm up which possibly is not desirable considering recommended storage temperatures.

Not sure if this is a problem Floyd, isn't the vaccine in the gun supposed to be warmed to room temp prior to vaccination?

Yes, supposed to be warmed, but obviously the first few birds would still get it chilled somewhat, - mine do.

However, going by the suggested proposal, if your entire supply was say 100 mil and that bottle was placed on the gun for some time while you did a number of birds, that vaccine would soon warm up and my concern was allowing it to warm up and then putting back in  the fridge for use again later, - not sure if this would be detrimental to the vaccine.