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cattle medication gun

Postby Dixieangus » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:58 pm

ive been trying to find one.....but cant seem to find one other than one on a vet website for 400 dolars so if anyone knows a website please tell...thanks
then when the pregnancy test is done and the calves are weaned...
sell the open cows...
don't fret..don't worry about how nice they are...
they are open and not producing a thing...
sell em.
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Re: cattle medication gun

Postby cowboy43 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:38 pm

Google allflex syringe gun , it will give a lot of info.

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Re: cattle medication gun

Postby Dixieangus » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:19 pm

thanks but im talking about a gun you actually "shoot" the cattle with....ive found alot of info though thanks again
then when the pregnancy test is done and the calves are weaned...
sell the open cows...
don't fret..don't worry about how nice they are...
they are open and not producing a thing...
sell em.
-pdfangus

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Re: cattle medication gun

Postby rustyoar » Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:26 pm

Google "Pour on Gun" or Cylence applicator???? I think that's what your talking about 20.00?????

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Re: cattle medication gun

Postby Dixieangus » Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:01 pm

no its a co2 powered rifle that shoots a dart that holds medicine....it saves from having to get them up or run them through the shut just shoot, and wait for the dart to fall out
then when the pregnancy test is done and the calves are weaned...
sell the open cows...
don't fret..don't worry about how nice they are...
they are open and not producing a thing...
sell em.
-pdfangus

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Re: cattle medication gun

Postby chippie » Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:06 pm

Oh, you mean a dart gun. The prices are more reasonable here:

http://www.pneudart.com/

They have packages too:

http://shop.pneudart.com/cattle/

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Re: cattle medication gun

Postby Dixieangus » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:27 pm

http://www.telusplanet.net/public/medid ... tions.html


what do yall think of the extension kit at the bottom
then when the pregnancy test is done and the calves are weaned...
sell the open cows...
don't fret..don't worry about how nice they are...
they are open and not producing a thing...
sell em.
-pdfangus

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Re: cattle medication gun

Postby chippie » Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:49 am

Your cattle would need to be calm enough to walk up to them and not get upset if you reach towards them with something that looks like a sorting stick.
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Re: cattle medication gun

Postby rustyoar » Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:56 pm

Dixieangus wrote:no its a co2 powered rifle that shoots a dart that holds medicine....it saves from having to get them up or run them through the shut just shoot, and wait for the dart to fall out



Woops ya little different.

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Re: cattle medication gun

Postby Busterz » Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:30 pm

I ordered one of the pneu-dart guns a couple weeks ago, one that uses the .22 blank cartridges. They can also be adjusted for distance.

I've used the ones attached to tanks that shoot a medicated bullet, which limit you to what medications they are making in the bullet form and they are expensive, like $1500 for the gun and tanks.

I've also used the CO2 charged dart guns and they were okay but you had to wait for the darts to fall out and they distance wasn't always the best.

I ordered on because a guy I know who takes care of several thousand stocker cattle a year, pretty much by himself, had one and said it was the best one he's seen and it saves him a bunch of time.

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Re: cattle medication gun

Postby Lon » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:32 pm

Dixieangus wrote:http://www.telusplanet.net/public/medidart/specifications.html


what do yall think of the extension kit at the bottom


this is one like my dad uses. he just rides up to the cow or steer on a horse and sticks them. dont have a problem with them getting wild from it at all mostly cause they are used to horses riding all over in them to begin with so dont think to much of it. i spose if your cattle were used to you walking through them that would work too. i will say though father in law has the crossbow. chased after a cow and a bull and shot them. both right in the be nice and now those 2 see a 4wheeler coming and you wont get close to them. i think if he would have drove up to them in a pickup and done it while in a group they wouldve been better. like anything its way you handle them i guess.

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Re: cattle medication gun

Postby houstoncutter » Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:14 pm

Used the Medidart bow, and still do. Only problems are : If you have to do multiple usuage that cow gets wise to the process... The other is the subQ aspect does not work woth a darn. The intermusclar work fine

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Re: cattle medication gun

Postby Ouachita » Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:37 am

houstoncutter wrote:Used the Medidart bow, and still do. Only problems are : If you have to do multiple usuage that cow gets wise to the process... The other is the subQ aspect does not work woth a darn. The intermusclar work fine


I just bought the Medi-Dart crossbow 2 days ago. As for multiple useage, I hope my small isolated herd never encounters that problem. I didn't buy it for that purpose. I've delivered 4 shots with it so far, to one heifer calf. Neither this calf, nor the rest of the herd, have not shown the slightest concern as I approach them. And I've been giving the same calf 2 shots, at the same time, one immediately after the other. (vet told me 20cc, but 10cc max per injection site). I know cow/herds are different, so are the people that handle them, but I walk through my herd everyday, unless bad weather. So, for me, the crossbow works great. I drive up in the truck, identify the target animal, load meds and ready the crossbow, step out of the truck, and do my routine 'walk through the herd'.
I know this crossbow may not work for other folks situations.

Disadvantages as far as my limited experience allows are;
1. less range than most other types; I'm sure the dart will still stick and do it's job at greater ranges, but accuracy is poor past 30 feet
2. can be akward handling in and out of a truck, and probably somewhat on a 4 wheeler too, compared to other choices.

Advantages I've noted thus far:
1. Once you purchase this kit, you don't have to buy co2 nor 22 blanks, nor disposable supplies. Just your meds and your ready
2. 29cc is the max, and seems to be the largest capacity out there, although I haven't used any meds yet even need that much cap.
3. Seems to work fine with the thicker meds than other models
4. The only cleaning invloved is of the syringe and needle/valve assy. Which to me isn't anymore time consuming than cleaning .22 rifle after firing a blank.

I would like more range, and accuracy at those greater ranges, but so far I haven't needed it and don't expect to
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Re: cattle medication gun

Postby dun » Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:02 am

Ouachita - And of course you are practcing BQA when giving the shots, correct?
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Re: cattle medication gun

Postby Dixieangus » Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:02 pm

Dun i have completely decided against it...... BTW i doubt BQA and the guys who make these get along :D
then when the pregnancy test is done and the calves are weaned...
sell the open cows...
don't fret..don't worry about how nice they are...
they are open and not producing a thing...
sell em.
-pdfangus


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