Veterinary and customized needles

Unimed has been manufacturing reusable veterinary needles supplied non-seterile for more than 50 years. Our needles are precision made to international standards and can be supplied as standard products or custom fabricated to your own specifications.

A needle is normally made of:

A cannula is made from a stainless steel tube with a bevel point or blunt end. For standard products we use AISI 304 type tubing with regular, thin or heavy wall, according to the intended use. Needles can also be made from AISI 316L or other materials on special order.

A Hub usually made from chrome plated brass, which fits Luer Tip or Luer Lock syringes or connections. RECORD fittings are also available. On request the hubs can also be manufactured in stainless steel or other materials.

Click on Bevel Lengths of our Injection Needles for a full list of our standard bevel lengths per needle diameter.

Unimed needles are usually manufactured in metric measurements, but are marked either with mm or gauge sizes, or both, according to our customers’ orders. Click on Conversion Chart for equivalents of metric and gauge/inch sizes.

The international standards ISO 80369-7 (formerly ISO 594-1 and 594-2) for needle hubs and ISO 7864 for bevel configuration are applied in the manufacture for the compatibility of our veterinary needles.

Cannulas are offered with various type of point and used in very diverse applications. Our manufacturing possibilities can offer point end with very high penetration performance as well as blunt end cannulas. We are manufacturing mainly 4 types of bevels and tip ends in our standard products range:

Blunt end

90 °

Regular bevel point

approx. 14 – 18°

Short bevel point

approx.  18 – 24°

Extra short bevel point

approx.  30 °

As an ISO 9001:2000 / 13485:2003 certified contract manufacturer, Unimed offers an efficient custom manufacturing service capable of producing needles and tubular components to your specifications as well as veterinary needles.

As an additional feature, the needles for the larger animals – sizes starting from 1.30 mm (18G) – are manufactured with heavy wall stainless steel tubing, thus ensuring a high degree of sturdiness. Our very large range of available sizes covers all injection requirements for small and for large animals, from cats and dogs to fish, poultry, pigs and cattle.

Available hub types allow the needles to be fitted not only to Luer and Luer Lock syringes but we can also supply needles with Record hub and with Veterinary taper or thread type hubs.

The needles come in convenient dispenser boxes of 12 units (one dozen) which allows them to be taken out easily, one by one.

Please find our catalogue on our download page for details of available types and sizes of veterinary needles.