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post #11 of 14 Old 04-12-2010, 05:57 PM
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I always put the needle and syringe together, if the horse lets you, you should always make sure there is no blood in the needle. ESP, if the horse is finiky to begin with, why do you want to take the extra time to try and attach the syringe? it just makes everything more frustrating.

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post #12 of 14 Old 04-12-2010, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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The first attempt was with the syringe and needle attached - But it fell out as soon as he leapt away. It was after that we tried getting the needle in first and then attaching the syringe.

He isn't just fidgeting - He is throwing is body away too quick for you to stay with him and too strong to be held still. If the syringe is attached the weight of it pulls the needle out and it all falls on the ground.

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post #13 of 14 Old 04-12-2010, 10:15 PM
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You could try using a scotch hobble to prevent him from moving away so much. I like to slap a few times with the back of my hand then stab the needle in quickly.

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post #14 of 14 Old 04-13-2010, 12:15 AM Thread Starter
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What is a scoth hobble? Similar to normal hobbles?

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