During the life of an animal, many vaccinations and treatments will be required. Whether it is the treatment of bovine animals with specific medicines for specific diseases or the administration of routine vaccines, farmers need to inject treatments with the right equipment and in the right places.
First, farmers must have the animal properly. This will prevent damage to the syringe and needle and prevent injury to both the farmer and the animal. a headlock gate will stop the animal from moving forward and backward.
The size of the syringe and needle are two things the farmer needs to consider. When large quantities of a product, such as antibiotics are administered to adult cattle, a large syringe is required.
This will lead to an administration and will reduce the pressure on the animal. The correct size syringe can also reduce the risk of overdose.
Farmers must also ensure that they use the right equipment. There are many syringes and needles of different sizes that can be used to manage different types of products.
The two ways in which livestock farmers must give injections are also subcutaneously or intramuscularly.
Products given subcutaneously should be administered under the skin, while drugs administered intramuscularly should be injected into the muscle. In the case of intramuscular administrations, the ideal position is the neck.
The throat is a lower carcase area. By infusing the animal's rim must be avoided. The piggy is a valuable cut of meat and the injection into it can lead to abscesses.
When abscess is reduced, the muscle develops scar tissue that is unsuitable for consumption and should be cut off by cutting and therefore less useful.
When infusing under the skin, the best part of the injection is behind the shoulder. Some farmers pull the skin out and inject, while other farmers are entering an angle.
In addition, when the injection penetrates the skin, the bacteria can enter the opening and cause abscess. Post-injection injection massage reduces the risk of infection.
If there is a need to inject the animal twice, injections should be given on each side of the neck.
Needles should be changed regularly to avoid contamination and infection and stored in a safe place to avoid injury. when finished, should be discarded in a safe manner. Gloves should also be worn when delivering treatments.