Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Washington, USA.
Giving shots, help?
I went to the Co-op and bought a five-way vaccine for my two horses. This is the first time I'm going to give shots myself. I am mostly positive I know what I'm doing, but paranoia convinced me I should post and make sure I'm right, lol.
I know the whole triangle on the neck thing; between the crest, the windpipe, and the shoulder. I also know to go in at an angle, not straight in. It's an intramuscular shot, so it's pretty much guaranteed I'll hit the right spot. I'm good so far, yes?
Now, this is where I get confused. What do I do with the shots when I'm done? Aren't they a bio-hazard? I'm sure I can probably take them back to the Co-op to dispose of, or a vet office, I'm just checking.
I also want to make sure that every horse gets the same dose. I've never noticed a vet measuring it out for different horses, and it doesn't look like I can change how much I give them like you can wormer,, so again, I'm just making sure.
If anyone has any helpful hints or tips, or anything, please feel free to share. =]
Now, if anyone thinks to tell me I should have a vet do it, your comment will be completely and totally 100% ignored. I started school to get into vet school, I've been instructed and shown how to give shots a million times, this is just the first time I'm doing it myself. Respect my decision, I'm not a danger to the horse world, so keep any degrading comments to yourself. Thank you.
PS. If it makes you feel better, both my horses are excellent shot-takers, I don't have to worry about them reacting to me negatively and causing more problems.
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."