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agri293

  • Joined Nov 2010
any tips for vaccinating
« on: May 15, 2011, 08:22:35 pm »
that time again where is the best place to vaccinate looking for any advice how to do it cheers

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: any tips for vaccinating
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2011, 09:52:01 pm »
If it's subcutaneous, I find it easiest in the side of the neck.

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: any tips for vaccinating
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2011, 10:29:46 pm »
I suspect a lot depends on breed, your handling facilities and how tame they are.  Personally, when vaccinating a pen-full (or several) I find it easiest behind the shoulder.
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Hopewell

  • Joined Apr 2011
Re: any tips for vaccinating
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2011, 10:59:40 pm »
For adult sheep and subcutaneous injections probably easiest in front of the shoulder although behind the shoulder over the ribs is fine, but I guess at this time of year you might be vaccinating lambs.- Being smaller it is probably easiest over the ribs, and always a good idea to get someone to hold them.

feldar

  • Joined Apr 2011
  • lymington hampshire
Re: any tips for vaccinating
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2011, 09:56:17 am »
Go carefull doing it in the neck, if they have a reaction to it and forms a lump the vets get a bit jumpy and can mistaken it for another disease Caseous lymphadenitis, I always go for behind the shoulder or over ribs too

agri293

  • Joined Nov 2010
Re: any tips for vaccinating
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2011, 10:23:47 pm »
thanks for the advice does anyone use the automatic vaccinatoe or is syringe the best

Hopewell

  • Joined Apr 2011
Re: any tips for vaccinating
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2011, 11:09:12 pm »
I use a needle and syringe, but I guess it depends how many you have to do. If you have a lot to do then the automatic injectors are quite handy.

Freddiesfarm

  • Joined Jan 2010
Re: any tips for vaccinating
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2011, 11:31:04 am »
You should aim to do it high in the neck as anywhere else can spoil a perfectly good carcass if they have a reaction to it or get an aforementioned lump forming. 

I use an auto injector as it requires less hands and more freedom to catch and hold the sheep

 

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