Treating animals via drinking water is a simple, quick and extremely effective method (sick animals always tend to drink more than they eat). With fewer errors and less risk of cross-contamination than with other administration techniques, drinking water can be used to rapidly treat a selected group of animals with maximum flexibility in terms of dosage and duration of the treatment (curative or metaphylactic antibiotics, wormers, painkillers, anti-inflammatories etc.).

The advantages of Dosatron technology

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

Our non-electric, self-priming pumps also work with gravity pressure (water tanks).

Dosatron pumps can achieve high dosing percentages to ensure that the oral powders are properly dissolved in the stock solution (dosing of up to 4%, 5% or 10% to produce a larger volume of stock solution and to improve the pre-dilution of less soluble treatments)*.

They provide consistent and uniform dilution thanks to the quality of the dynamic water plus treatment mixture in the pump motor (D25ALN). This ensures that treatment is evenly distributed among the troughs and that piglets have equal access to the correct amount of treatment 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 drinkers varies considerably)*.

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

We also work closely with partners from all over the world to hold regular seminars and develop specialised tools (medication calculators in 15 languages for PCs, smartphones and tablets, training materials on medication techniques, etc.).

* 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)

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 (clean water & rinsing/testing) before and after the Dosatron.
  • Always rinse injecting clean water after each treatment.
  • Use a graduated mixing tank designed to limit residues at the end of the treatment and use a different tank for vaccinations.
  • A high dosage % (4% or more) is the only way to guarantee that most oral powders are properly dissolved.
  • 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.
  • Check the solubility of your treatments and whether they are compatible / safe to use with any biocides you may use to disinfect your water supply

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