Small and Large Animal Ventilation

Veterinary Diagnostic Equipment

Tafonius large Animal Ventilator



TAFONIUS IS A NEW, state-of-the-art large animal ventilator that has arisen from a joint co-operation between Hallowell EMC and Vetronic Services Ltd.

Designed for the demanding veterinary environment, Tafonius has no need for a driving gas supply and has an uninterrruptable power supply that means it can continue running for up to six hours in the event of a power failure – that’s all your monitoring and ventilation with no interruption.

Controlled via a large 15“ touch-screen computer, the ventilator is easy to set up and control. There is feedback on ventilation parameters, as well as full patient monitoring, giving you more control than you have ever had before. Patient data is recorded for later retrieval and the advanced Windows(TM) software allows you to create profiles for different people or patients that allow you to set the machine up just the way you like it.

Large animal ventilation has never been so versatile.

Tafonius has been in development for many years, and has been shown at previous events such as the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA).

Key Features of the TAFONIUS


  • 20L maximum tidal volume capacity
  • No pressurised gas required
  • Independent control of tidal volume, inspiratory time and respiratory rate
  • Reported values for minute volume, inspiratory flow rate, expiratory time and I:E ratio
  • Servo mode for spontaneously breathing patients, prior to IPPV
  • Adjustable FiO2
  • Adjustable CPAP


  • Closed circle system with 3kg CO2 absosber
  • 0-10L/minute Oxygen control
  • Selectatec(TM) system for easy agent change
  • Supports Halothane, Isoflurane, Sevoflurane, Desflurane and Enflurane
  • Active or passive scavenging facility
  • Oxygen flush


  • Single-lead ECG
  • End-tidal and inspired CO2, oxygen and anaesthetic agent
  • Nitrous oxide and oxygen
  • Pulse-oximetry
  • Invasive blood pressure
  • Airway pressure
  • Dual temperature


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Tafonius large Animal Ventilator

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Units 1 & 2 Henley's Business Park
Manor Road
TQ12 5NF.

Tel: 01626 365505


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