Originally Posted by gypsygirl
you can give horses IM injections in the butt or the chest. I don't like doing either, because when you do the butt there is a higher risk of the horse disliking it and kicking you, and in the chest, if it swells, it will pool there and is a pain.
IN THE CHEST? Never heard that one. I now know, neck, stifle and Butt are the 3 places on equines that you CAN give IM injections. I do agree that anything in the rear you do have more risk of a kick coming your way, but if I was the OP and had personally seen this several times......I woud be taking that risk personally.
Tealamut-do you think this sounds like anaphylaxis? Have you experienced the other reaction from the procaine leaching (not even really being injected) into the vein?