Veterinary Products

Dr. Michael Wishnack, Veterinarian and Emergency Surgeon, Animal Emergency Clinic of San Diego, explains the advantages and flexibility of the Mini-Infuser™:  “The clients really want their pets to be comfortable after surgery, and when you’ve had an animal who’s had multiple traumas and fractures, pain control is essential.”“I like the idea”, Dr Wishnack says, “of having a send-home pack that you can use with a constant rate of infusion of multiple analgesics. This gives us the flexibility of using medications we normally can’t use at home. They (the clients) like the fact that their pet is home and we can change out the Mini-Infuser™ and put in a new amount of medication.”Dr. Wishnack is not alone in his reliance on an effective infusion device for post-surgical pain in animals. He is participating in use case validation with the mini-infuser. See an overview of these use cases here.


Medipacs® Mini-Infuser CRI

The Mini-Infuser™ CRI pump is intended to be used for medication delivery, such as in post-surgical pain management, with 10-60 kg (22 lbs-130 lbs) canines that are under the supervised and direct care of veterinary healthcare professionals in a hospital or acute care setting. Mini-Infuser™ CRI pump is a disposable, single-use product with a maximum of 24 hours use providing programmable Constant Rate Infusion of medication.

More information is available here.

The pump is simply used by:

1.  Filling the pump with the desired medication

2.  Affixing the pump to the patient with built-in adhesive

3.  Inserting subcutaneous infusion access into patient

4.  Attaching the infusion line from the pump to the SQ access

5.  Starting the pump and selecting the rate using the rate selection switch




> Single use

> Rapid onset

> 24 hour subcutaneous continuous flow

> Adjustable rate flow to patient needs

> Light-weight

> Wearable in cage with no external lines or tethers

> Patients can ambulate outside cage without interruption of medication delivery

> Built-in adhesive

> Decrease labor costs

> Decrease medication errors

> Superior continuous medication therapy

> Standardize medication therapy

Decreases infection risk

> Reduce or eliminate capital equipment expenditures and associated carrying costs