>> Addison Blow Pipe Kits

PTS offers Addison blow pipe kits for medical administration to zoo animals, farm livestock and animals in care.  We are the only Australian Distributor of the Maxi-Ject Systems by Addison.

Blow pipe kit

Effectively immobilise excitable, nervous or injured animals for a veterinary check, to administer medical treatment, or sedate open range wildlife during research surveys.

Ideal for animal keepers and handlers in vet clinics, animal parks, zoos, on farms and in circuses, tranqilizer blow pipes are an effective alternative to tranquilizer guns.


Maxi-Ject Blowpipe systems

Blow pipe syringes

Maxi-Ject Blowpipe systems - 3ml and 5ml blowpipe kits, provide remote injection (10 to 20 metres range) capability for drug administration needs of veterinarians or animal control professionals.

Each kit provides complete components including reusable syringe darts and needles, packaged in a fully lined zippered case.

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ADBP: Kit and Syringes Price:   Phone now on (07) 5539 3926 / 0408 440 242 for our best price.

Kit Content

Basically, it is everything you need to get started except the drug that you want to use.

Each Complete kit includes:

  • 4.5 foot take down blowpipe
  • 3 syringe darts, 3 needles
  • 1 practice dart or practice needle
  • 1 venting pin
  • 1 safety cap
  • 1 syringe connector
  • 1 cleaning kit
  • 1 instruction manual
  • 1 custom blowpipe case

The 3ml Kit comes with 3 off 3ml darts, 2 off 1.2 x 38mm (approx. 18 gauge), 1 off 0.9 x 25mm (approx. 20 gauge).

The 5ml Kit comes with 3 off 5ml darts, 3 off 5ml darts, 3 off 1.2 x 38mm needles.

Recommendations for which size darts to use;

  • The 0.9 x 25 mm (20 gauge) needles are used for smaller animals such as small wildlife, cats and small to medium sized dogs.
  • The 1.2 x 38 mm (18 gauge) needles are used for large animals such as cattle, horses, large wildlife and some large dogs.
  • The 1.1 x 30 mm (19 gauge) needles are a happy medium between the two other sizes, so medium sized livestock and wildlife and some dogs.
How Does it Work?

How to fill a Maxi-Ject Blowpipe Syringe

The syringes work through the use of air pressure, which injects the drug or vaccine through a hole in the side of the needle, known as a port. The port is sealed by a tiny silicone sleeve, which is pushed back by the animal's skin upon needle penetration.

The injection automatically follows, and the sleeve remains at the needle hub for reuse.

Dart dosages are variable. For example: A three -ml syringe can be used to inject only one-half-ml if desired. The dosage amounts range from one-quarter-ml to five-ml, the largest syringe

Helpful Hint - A major feature of the blowpipe is its silence in comparison to a standard capture gun. Silent injections are less likely to disturb animals, allowing for multiple injections without frightening surrounding animals and the patients themselves.

Usage - This is a remote injection system that delivers drugs or vaccine to previously unreachable or excitable animals.  With a little practice the syringe can be targeted from a distance of up to 20 meters, with good accuracy.  (Once you've got a good technique!)

Ideal for animal control officers, zoo and wildlife park animal managment staff.

ADBP: Kit and Syringes Price:   Phone now on (07) 5539 3926 / 0408 440 242, or email for our best price.

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