Plastic Balling Gun - Small is rated
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Barrel too large for copasure boluses for goats.Rated 3 out of 5 stars
To add to tips from other users; using along with pro-bios paste, I cut the bugled end off the barrel along with the plunger and removed any burs or sharp edges with sand-paper. This gives you a smaller barrel that fits the goat's throat better and also leaves less space to fill in around the bolus with pro-bios paste. Works great.
A very large "small" but works alright for goatsRated 3 out of 5 stars
The goats sure don't like having this huge hunk of hard plastic shoved in their throats, but it reaches further back on the tongue than my fingers can. What I do is fill the chamber with paste like probiotic paste or Vit. ADE (something they could use or won't hurt), then stuff the bolus in. It's messy, but it helps hold the bolus long enough to get into the goat. Then the paste makes them want to swallow. It's still not an easy way to bolus, and sometimes I have to pull the plunger out and squirt some water in to encourage them to swallow the bolus before they spit it out. For kids, I use my hand, or I use a rubber-tipped dog pill "shooter." This is way too big for very small goats.
PerfectRated 5 out of 5 stars
I have purchased two over the last 10 years. Holds the copper bolus I make using the #13 gelatin capsule and the Copasure dosed for my goats. It works great with very little effort.
Small Plastic Balling gunRated 2 out of 5 stars
Today we used our plastic balling guns for the first time with our goat herd. It still is too large for most goats' throats. Also I discovered that the small bolus would get stuck between the plunger and the housing of the instrument so that I would not have released the bolus when I thought I had. Help. These still need to be smaller to fit most adult goats' throats, and the chamber needs to be smaller to fit the copper bolus!
Size small is still to largeRated 2 out of 5 stars
Still too big for goats. Tried to use this for copper blousing goats but was a little big for both the goat and the copper bolus.
Works fine, WRONG SIZE!Rated 2 out of 5 stars
We bought this balling gun for the 2g and 4g Copasure bolus capsules. For the cost, it is constructed fine and would work well, but it is far too large to hold the small bolus. Would not recommend to those looking to use with Copasure bolus.
2g Copasure bolusRated 1 out of 5 stars
this is way too large for the 2g Copasure bolus
rating is for this small bolus looks to be good for larger bolus
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