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Capsule Holder: Make One!

Originally posted Wednesday, 28 October 2009; 18:35:50

Gelcap bottom in holder

[2bigrc20577-sp06.jpg] Gelcap bottom in holder; top awaits

This close-up shows the capsule bottom inserted in my makeshift capsule holder. The capsule in the blue-willow dish is an entire one; the top of the capsule is out of sight (haha) to the right of the picture.

I was hoping the capsule-holder, at least, would hold the bottom part steady, while I tapped the paper spill - or its chute - to get the powder into the bottom part of the capsule.

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Photos on this page are Copyright (C) 2009 by George Rauh. Used with permission. Edited for the web by Carol Whitney.

Thanks to pharmacist Ron Kumar, for describing to me the "Powder-Push" method I'm using for the Biosponge "FlyAway" powder.

Thanks to Tech Nancy at Saseenos Veterinary Services, for suggesting the Monoject 412 syringe to get the powder into the gel-caps. This didn't work for Biosponge, but it worked really well for the Tylosin.

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