Squeamish about giving injections?

Injecting a horse, especially in the neck muscle, is easy.

If you’re like me, doing Dressage On A Dime, knowing how to safely inject on your own is crucial.  No need to pay for basic stuff like that.  Have someone you trust show you how to do it, never look back.  Trigger happy.

If you’re from N. Cal, chances are slim you haven’t seen the following video.

As I keep getting visitors to the blog from all over the world (Seriously, how COOL is it that you’ve all found this little place!), the flick at the bottom of this post from http://www.bayequest.com (uploaded from http://www.youtube.com here) is worth sharing.

Check it out for directions to go on.  Many ways to do it.  The right way is the one you believe in and can do confidently.  I like Dr. Casselberry’s method, although if you’re injecting regularly into the neck muscle, the site should be varied somewhat each time.

 

 

4 thoughts on “Squeamish about giving injections?

  1. This is suprising to me – I’ve never heard of anyone injecting their own animals. Is it for vaccinations? I imagine it might not be acceptable in the UK.

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    1. There is a wonderful vet clinic just up the street, and they do a vaccination clinic and dental float special every year which we have them come in for. Most local barns do the same. However, I think joint maintenance injections in the muscle are much better to take of on my own. Especially during the loading phase, as some are done on a weekly basis then. I’d be curious to know if you would not be allowed to inject at all in the UK? Is there a law against it? Interested to know.

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      1. I really don’t know to be honest. l haven’t heard of anyone here doing their own injections for their animals, but then I also don’t know anyone who uses joint maintainance injections. There are laws around vet treatment but I don’t know exactly what. I would also be concerned that it could invalidate my insurance but that’s a different can of worms!

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  2. Yes, could probably possibly do something to the insurance policy… Here, another thing to look out for is to only inject your own horse, not other’s, as there is liability assumed should something go wrong.

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