Pig injections – selection of the adequate syringes

Will any syringe work?
calendar icon 22 March 2023
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Injection syringes are common tools in pig farms, where all know about the importance of protecting animal health to avoid potential economic consequences in case of disease outbreak.

Will any syringe work?

Animal health syringes are intended to inject accurate product doses, which must be the same from the first to the last animal. Due to the broad syringe offer on the market, quality and reliability may vary drastically. As direct consequence, choosing a cheap syringe may impact the protection effectiveness of each pig and the financial business results of the farm.

Socorex Isba SA is a Swiss manufacturer of self-refilling injection syringes with spring-loaded plunger and three-way valve system. Simple conception, perfect hand balance and ergonomic design provide for ease of use, operator comfort and fatigue free fieldwork. Their known reliability guarantees optimal long term animal protection. Syringes are suitable for all types of vaccines and suspensions.

Benefits of superior syringes

Opting for a quality syringe is a long-term investment, but it pays back rapidly. From a safety point of view because all animals will be efficiently protected against diseases. From an economical point of view, there is no need to throw away syringes and permanently spend for new instruments. At the same time, their high dosing reliability generates substantial savings on the rather expensive vaccines.

From consumer point of view, the meat quality may be improved thanks to the very precise doses injected to each animal. And the trend will continue towards greater vaccine efficiency, requiring smaller doses.

Regarding maintenance, once the injection campaign is completed, operator must rinse, clean, dry and disinfect the injection syringe. All Socorex models are made of few parts easily disassembled and cleaned. Parts are available separately to maintain the syringes in good working condition over a long period of time. This durability positively impacts on the environment through the reduction of generated plastic waste. Re-usable instruments are definitely a good solution for a safe and durable work.

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