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Facts about gelatin capsules:

Capsules are ideal for dispensing:

bulletYou can use capsules to accurately dose any type of dry material (powder, granule, small tablets etc.) and a variety of liquids and pastes.
bulletNutritional products (e.g. vitamins, supplements & digestive aids).
bulletGelatin itself is physiologically inert.
bulletTopical antibiotics intra-uterine.
bulletYou can dose orally, vaginally, post-partum or inter-uterine.
bulletMultiple small tablets or capsules in one easy dose.
bulletGelatin caps dissolve rapidly (5-10 minutes) and completely in the stomach (rumen), vagina or uterus.
bulletTorpac capsules come in a variety of sizes from 0.13 ml to 28 ml.
Size 5 4 3 2 1 0 00 000
Volume
(ml)
0.13 0.21 0.30 0.37 0.50 0.68 0.95 1.37
Typical Fill Wt. (mg) Depends on Powder Density 60-90 95-210 135-300 165-370 225-500 305-680 430-950 615-1370
Some of the Species That Can Be Dosed* <<Dog>>

<<Cats

 
<<Rabbit>>  
<<Fish>>

<<Birds

 

<<Exotics>>

*This table is only a partial list of species that can be dosed using the various size capsules.  Check with colleagues and associates who may have experience dosing capsules to species not mentioned above.  Individual animal size is key to what size capsules can be dosed.  A Veterinarian can help you determine which size capsules can be safely dosed to a specific animal.

Download Large & Small Animal Dosing Guide (.PDF)

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