R-17 Drawing (New)


New- With the advent of ivermectin paste wormers in the 1970s. A dip vat is a narrow tank filled with a pesticide solution cattle swim through. Effective but dangerous. Careful handling and proper design were necessary to prevent cattle from drowning in dip vats. New designs make dip vat safer. 

This large ranch on the Rio Grande in Texas combined its processing and sorting system with the dip vat. Cattle can circulate from either facility through three-way gate systems, the most effective way to design intersections and prevent 90-degree turns.