Needle-free injection offers several advantages
There are several advantages by using IDAL needle-free injection compared to traditional vaccination with needles
Needles should be sharp in order not to cause the pig unnecessary pain at injection.
IDAL provides a needle-free vaccination that is virtually painless. This provides increased welfare.
Easy and safe vaccination
Disposable needles quickly lose their sharpness, and a used needle therefore requires more force to penetrate the skin, with the risk of injection errors. With the IDAL injector you can easily and safely vaccinate up to 1000 injections per battery charge.
Why IDAL instead in syringes with needle?
Needles transfer blood and fluid with infection risk from animal to animal. IDAL injects the vaccine into the skin without the use of needles, therefore there is a considerably smaller risk of infection via the blood and fluid5.
Unused needle (photo MSD AH Germany)
Needle used once (photo MSD AH Germany)
Needle used twice (photo MSD AH Germany)
Needle used 12 times (photo MSD AH Germany)
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3) Bekendtgørelse nr. 780 af 24/06/201 §8 – Bekendtgørelse om dyreejers anvendelser af lægemidler til dyr samt offentlig egenkontrol med restkoncentrationer.
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5) Baker, S. R et. al. (2012). Evaluation of a needle-free injection device to prevent hematogenous transmission of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus. Journal of Swine Health and Production. Vol. 20. No. 3. 123-128.