PNEU Darts

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Re: PNEU Darts

Post by Banjo » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:23 am

Anybody have any experience with the Medi-dart. The one that's shot with a crossbow? Its supposed deliver a lot of cc's if needed.



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Re: PNEU Darts

Post by NEFarmwife » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:20 am

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
jedstivers wrote:
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:Oh, yeah. Now it makes sense. Thanks We do have a few producers around the state that use darts.

Anyone with cattle should have a dart gun. Lot of times I'll dart one in the pen just so I don't get it all worked up going through the chute.

Sorry, but I have never had an animal get so "worked up" putting it thru the chute that I would consider darting it. I am not trying to criticize anyone, but I believe having good facilities is the number one thing a producer needs on their farm. If my facilities were so poor or my cattle were so wild that I needed to dart them ---- well, I'll just say that is not my kind of working cattle. Wild cows get culled.


Ours (about 300 pair) all have a good docility and very easy to work. We've had no problems sorting off and chuting a sick cow to treat but with the gun, which is fairly new to us... We'd probably shoot one with a dart if the pen conditions were real wet/sloppy. Otherwise, we really made our purchase decision on treating in pasture. Takes a few men to gather up one sick cow in a large pasture and not favorable if the cow is really sick. I believe this is one of the best purchases we've made and feel we've already got back our investment.

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Re: PNEU Darts

Post by Black and Good » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:35 am

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
Dave wrote:They work real good in big pastures where you have to gather a large bunch to doctor one animal. A lot easier than roping and knocking one down. Easier on both the cow and the cowboy.
I pay about $18 a pack for the darts.

Totally understand where it can be super useful in individual situations. I forget how BIG beef farms are elsewhere!!! I walk my whole property. LOL


For staying on top of things such as pinkeye, foot rot etc. when you don't have time to gather them they are a useful tool.
Mine was a lifesaver last year with the pinkeye outbreak I had. B&G
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Re: PNEU Darts

Post by jedstivers » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:32 pm

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
jedstivers wrote:
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:Oh, yeah. Now it makes sense. Thanks We do have a few producers around the state that use darts.

Anyone with cattle should have a dart gun. Lot of times I'll dart one in the pen just so I don't get it all worked up going through the chute.

Sorry, but I have never had an animal get so "worked up" putting it thru the chute that I would consider darting it. I am not trying to criticize anyone, but I believe having good facilities is the number one thing a producer needs on their farm. If my facilities were so poor or my cattle were so wild that I needed to dart them ---- well, I'll just say that is not my kind of working cattle. Wild cows get culled.

Anytime you take a sick animal through the chute you are inducing stress.
Just seperating them from the herd stresses them. If they are hurt and you make them walk you stress them.
I have real nice facilities. I loaded out 226 head on pots in a hour out of them. They aren't shabby.
Yes I have had wild cows and I do not care if they are wild or not, they get worked but those aren't the kind I'm talking about.
I mean just good ol cows. The less stress the better.
Simply load a dart and shoot them. The settle down much faster than you'd think.

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Re: PNEU Darts

Post by LDEnterprises » Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:15 am

Dave wrote:They work real good in big pastures where you have to gather a large bunch to doctor one animal. A lot easier than roping and knocking one down. Easier on both the cow and the cowboy.
I pay about $18 a pack for the darts.


Good price. We use it mostly for pinkeye victims when it's 90 plus degrees outside. Hard on the cows and calves to get up in hot weather to give a couple shots. It's worked for us so far. Not cheap though.

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Re: PNEU Darts

Post by NEFarmwife » Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:54 pm

We use a .22

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Re: PNEU Darts

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:47 pm

A regular .22 rifle???
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Re: PNEU Darts

Post by LDEnterprises » Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:50 pm

I have the Crosman pump style gun. Its great but wish i had bought one that shoots .22 blanks.

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Re: PNEU Darts

Post by LDEnterprises » Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:51 pm

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:A regular .22 rifle???


.22 blank shells for propulsion.

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Re: PNEU Darts

Post by NEFarmwife » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:32 pm

LDEnterprises wrote:
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:A regular .22 rifle???


.22 blank shells for propulsion.


Thank you for clearing that up.

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Re: PNEU Darts

Post by jedstivers » Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:25 pm

.22 blanks. Short.
It's built in a marlin frame.
Don't cheap out on one. It's a lifetime tool. Do without something else.

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Re: PNEU Darts

Post by jnm303 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:00 pm

How much medicine can one dart deliver? I was treating for pink eye today and since LA 200 calls for 4.5 ml per 100 pounds, I'm giving 4-5 shots to each. How many times would I need to "shoot" them?

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Re: PNEU Darts

Post by Black and Good » Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:31 am

jnm303 wrote:How much medicine can one dart deliver? I was treating for pink eye today and since LA 200 calls for 4.5 ml per 100 pounds, I'm giving 4-5 shots to each. How many times would I need to "shoot" them?


Mine is the pump type rifle. I've had great luck with it.
The largest darts offered are 10cc. One thing I would suggest is to go to LA 300 the dosage is less.
I use LA 300 on calves for pinkeye. Draxxcin on cows for pinkeye and foot rot. The Draxxicin is pricey but it allows me to stop pinkeye at its onset. For foot rot it's a dart once and forget! One other thing I've found is they won't push Nuflor its to thick. B&G
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Re: PNEU Darts

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:04 am

Do you just follow them around until the dart falls off/out so you can retrieve it?
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Re: PNEU Darts

Post by jedstivers » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:38 pm

jnm303 wrote:How much medicine can one dart deliver? I was treating for pink eye today and since LA 200 calls for 4.5 ml per 100 pounds, I'm giving 4-5 shots to each. How many times would I need to "shoot" them?

10ml. LA is to thinck anyway.
10ml of drax cures it right up.

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