Administering oral fluids to large animals requires a reliable and fast acting stomach pump.
Traditional metal stomach pumps have had 2 problems:
1. Required replacement of O-rings or felt washers after use. Pumps leak if the O-rings or felt washers are worn.
2. Metal pumps have a stomach tube attachment that does not fit common stomach tubes with a funnel end fitting. The stomach tube needs to be held in place or trimmed to fit the attachment.
The new JorVet lightweight stomach pump addresses these 2 issues: no O-rings or washers, and the funnel end of the stomach tube snaps on tight to pump adaptors.
The pump is very lightweight plastic, but durable for all-weather use. The “Thirsty” pump has a stroke volume of 8 oz and delivers fluid on both up and down strokes.
The pump has 2 adaptors for stomach tube attachments. The smaller adaptor attaches foal and small tubes. The larger adaptor attaches medium and large stomach tubes.