During the life of an animal, they will require many vaccinations and treatments. Whether in treating cattle with specific drugs for specific diseases or providing routine vaccinations, farmers should inject treatments with the right equipment in the right places.
First, farmers should be properly penned animals. This will prevent any damage to the syringe and needle and will prevent injury to both the farmer and the animal; A locking head will prevent the animal from moving back and forth.
The size of the syringe and needle are two things that the farmer must take into consideration. When giving large amounts of a product, such as antibiotics to visit the adult, a large syringe is needed.
This will bring one administration and reduce stress on the animal. Having the correct size syringe can also reduce the risk of overdose.
Farmers should also make sure they use the right equipment. There are many different size syringes and needles that can be used to manage different types of products.
The two ways in which farmers should give injections are Subcutaneous or intramuscular.
Subcutaneous managed products should be administered under the skin, while intravenous medications should be injected into the muscle. In the case of muscular management, the ideal position is the neck.
The neck is an area of low carcass value. A shot into the animal's buttocks Should be avoided. The buttock is an expensive cut of injection meat into it and can lead abscesses.
When the abscess is reduced, the muscle develops scar tissue that is not suitable for consumption and should be cut off from the incision, making it less expensive.
When injected under the skin, the best place to inject is behind the shoulder. Some farmers pull the skin out and inject, while other farmers inject at an angle.
In addition, when the injection penetrates the skin, bacteria can enter the opening and cause an abscess. Massage the injection site after injecting the animal reduces the risk of infection.
If it is necessary to inject the animal twice, injections should be administered on either side of the neck.
Needles should be changed regularly to avoid infection and contamination stored in a safe place to avoid injury; When finished with, they should be discarded safely. Gloves should also be worn while administering treatments.