TESTIMONIALS

BIPS

What are BIPS? Barium Impregnated Polyethylene Spheres (BIPS) are a mixture of plastic and barium sulfate. Mixed as powders, the combination is subjected to sufficient heat to render the plastic fluid and this is injection moulded into precision dies which yield solid, non-dissolving spheres of two sizes (5mm and 1.5mm) containing inexorably bound barium sulfate. BIPS employ the same barium (barium sulfate) that is in the liquid suspensions used in conventional contrast studies.

What are BIPS "Options"? The small capsule option consists of four small gelatine capsules collectively containing 1 dose of BIPS. The small capsules are easier to administer to cats and small dogs. The large capsule is more convenient to administer to larger dogs.

BIPS are available in two capsule sizes or options. The large capsule option consists of a large gelatine capsule containing 1 does of BIPS (ie. ten 5.0 mm and thirty 1.5 mm BIPS).

The small capsule option consists of four small gelatine capsules collectively containing 1 dose of BIPS. The small capsules are easier to administer to cats and small dogs.

Regardless of the animal's size, administer one large or four small capsules. Each option contains the proper number of large and small BIPS spheres for effective study.

INDICATIONS FOR BIPS STUDY

* Ruling out obstructions of the GI tract

* Ruling out linear foreign bodies in cats

* Screening patients with chronic vomiting

* Investigating chronic bloating

* Investigating inexplicable anorexia

* Investigating cause of  constipation

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The primary function of the large  (5mm) is the detection of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract obstructions. The small BIPS (1.5mm) mimic the passage of food, and their transit through the GI tract provides an accurate estimate of the gastric emptying rate and intestinal transit time of food.

THE BIPS CAPSULE

OUR PRICES

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BIPS DUAL PACK

 

2 Dose Box - $33 ($16.50/dose)

 

Qty. 1 box

Catalog No. 1-2DS

BIPS SELECT PAK

 

6 Dose Box - $95 ($15.84/dose)

 

Qty. 1 box  (Choose any combination of small & large capsules)

Catalog No. 1-6DS

BIPS SMALL CAPSULES

 

5 Dose Box - $80 ($16.00/dose)

10 Dose Box - $150 ($15.00/dose)

15 Dose Box - $210 ($14.00/dose)

BIPS LARGE CAPSULES

 

5 Dose Box - $80 ($16.00/dose)

10 Dose Box - $150 ($15.00/dose)

15 Dose Box - $210 ($14.00/dose)

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TRANSIT RATE CHARTS

Transit Rate Charts highlight the research conducted at Massey University in New Zealand. The studies document gastric rate and orocolic transit times in healthy animals. Used in conjunction with BIPS, this series of charts provides a benchmark to compare your patient’s transit time with known healthy patients for determining the most appropriate diagnosis and/or when to take the x-ray.

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