Butterfly Needles for Precise Venipuncture in Veterinary Medicine
Butterfly needles are venipuncture cannulas that consist of a thin needle, 2 plastic wings, a transparent plastic tube and a Luer connector. Both wings are flexible and folded up together during puncturing, in order to allow the user to precisely guide the butterfly needle. After successfully puncturing the vein, the wings are again lain flat on the skin and can be easily fastened with a adhesive tape. This prevents the butterfly cannula from sliding and awards a secure hold. The advantage to using venipuncture cannulas is that the successful puncture can be immediately monitored via the blood flowing back into the transparent tube.
Infusions and Injections with Butterfly Needles
In veterinary medicine, butterfly needles are typically used for administering infusions, for venous medication administration and for blood drawing. This is especially due to the fact that butterfly cannulas are easy to manipulate and the tube offers the user a bit more time to attach a syringe or hold the phlebotomy tube at the end of it, for example. The thin cannula can also easily puncture animals with difficult vein conditions. Furthermore, butterfly needles offer the animal a level of freedom of movement, due to the tube. It is true that butterfly needles are not meant to remain in the vein for a longer period of time, but they are ideal for administering an infusion. An IV catheter (e.g. Vasofix Braunule) should only be applied for regular (i.e. daily) infusion therapy.
Conveniently Order Butterfly Needles from Praxisdienst
At Praxisdienst, you will find a comprehensive selection of butterfly needles for use in veterinary medicine at affordable prices. We also offer you special safety needles with which the cannula can be secured after use, so as to prevent needle stick injuries. Of course, all venipuncture needles are available in various sizes for different animal species.
Do you have questions about venipuncture cannulas or are you looking for a specific butterfly needle that you could not find in our online shop? Our customer service will happily advise you. You can reach us via telephone, email or via our practical live chat.
You should also explore compatible accessories for the butterfly needles. Whether infusion sets, disposable syringes or adhesive tape, we provide you with the compatible injection accessories to meet your needs!