The Dosatron dosing pump is the safest, easiest and quickest way to administer vaccinations via drinking water during the post-weaning phase (Lawsonia/Ileitis, E-Coli, Erysipelas, Salmonella, etc.) or during the finishing (Lawsonia haemorrhagic form), provided that certain rules are followed to ensure the effectiveness of the vaccinations.

The advantages of Dosatron technology

Dosatron proportional pumps guarantee the correct vaccine solution dosage, even with the frequent water pressure drops and large variations in water flow (due to animal radom drinking behavior)*.

Dosatron pumps are non-electric, self-priming, work with gravity pressure (water tanks) and ensure that the vaccine is added to your animals’ drinking water in the best possible conditions.

They provide consistent and uniform dilution thanks to the quality of the dynamic water + vaccination mixture in the pump motor (type D25ALN).This ensures that the vaccine is evenly distributed among the troughs and that the piglets have equal access to the right amount of vaccine at all times (bearing in mind that piglets only drink for a few minutes per day and that the number of visits and the time spent at the trough varies considerably)*.

The dosing percentage of the pump is easy to read and to adjust. They can be run empty (without additives) without risk of damage or interrupting the water supply to the animals.They are quick & easy to maintain.

We work closely with partners from all over the world to hold regular seminars and develop specialised tools (videos & training materials on vaccination techniques).

* Dosatron performance in accordance with the European Medicine Agency's 2020 recommendations (EMA/CVMP/508559/2019 - Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use - ANNEX II)

We work closely with partners from all over the world to hold regular seminars and develop specialised tools (videos & training materials on vaccination techniques).

Tips for installing and maintaining your Dosatron

  • Install an 80-micron filter before the dosing pump and an accurate low-flow water meter (Class D - R500) to monitor your water consumption.
  • If installed on a drinking water main line, you must ensure that your installation complies with the applicable disconnection standards (non-return valve, etc.).
  • Install a bypass system with 2 valves/taps (clear water & rinsing/testing) before and after the Dosatron.
  • Use a graduated tank designed to limit residues at the end of vaccination (tank for vaccinations only).
  • Always rinse injecting clear water after each treatment.
  • Use a graduated tank designed to limit residues at the end of vaccination (tank for vaccinations only).
  • A high dosing percentage (3% or more) will help dilute the vaccine doses and limit waste at the end of the vaccination cycle.
  • Make sure that your drinkers are correctly adjusted (in terms of pressure/flow rate) and that you disinfect water circuits after barn depopulation.
  • Test your water twice a year (winter/summer or dry season/rainy season) > Physico-chemical test (at the source) and bacteriological test (at the end of the line).
  • Remember to change the seals from the dosing part at least once a year.
  • Follow the rules on stopping and/or inhibiting biocides used for water disinfection to protect your vaccinations
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