The VetGun uses precision-engineered CO2 power to project a precise dosage of AiM-L VetCap to treat the animal, without any handling at all. The VetCap is a patented new dosage form that encapsulates liquid parasiticides in a softgel capsule. The VetCap bursts on the cow, releasing its contents. The VetGun and VetCaps are engineered not to startle the cattle, and minimize any discomfort caused by the dosing process. The entire process can be finished quickly, and with far less disruption or stress than any processes that require cattle to be gathered, yarded or run through a chute. The VetGun is proving to be an excellent tool in low stress handling systems. The VetGun is designed to fire the VetCaps out to a range of about 30 feet. Using the VetGun translates into better animal welfare and substantial productivity gains for producers!
Positive effect of the VetGun is being able to eliminate herding and yarding reducing the amount of time and labor needed to control parasites; it also improves overall welfare by making the process safer for both the cattle and the ranchers. Cattle relieved of parasite burdens are less stressed and healthier. Healthier cattle have better conversion rates, higher conception rates, calve more successfully and wean heavier calves.
For more about low stress treatment and our Best Practice treatment guide, click here.
Watch this short video on the VetGun: