Posted 11 March 2010 - 11:23 PM
Soo, my horse sliced his frog sometime last week and I noticed he was lame this past sat. So monday I took action by going to the vets office and got penicillin and needles and monday night my sister and I gave him half of his dose because our needles bent (the vet gave us the wrong gage) second day we got the right needle and we gave him a full dose he was amazing about it he gets 25cc once a day. Third day he was a freak he started rearing and we would get the needle in and he would rear (just a little not dangerously) so we decided after priking him almost 8 time and it wasn't working because he would pull away we decided to take a break and start all over thinking he was annoyed ( i know ppl are gonna be like, you let him get away with it but it was dark and not safe for us) Today we tried again and he was being a pain so we gave him a mild calmer that we got a farm and fleet went down later and tried again but he keeps pulling away. So i'm wondering how else you go about giving antibiotics these are intramuscular right now. I'm talking to the vet but i'm open to all helpt and thanks to everyone. Sorry again for my bad grammer i'm going quickly :)
*PEPPER* Black quarter pony 13yrs.
*CHESTER* Sorrel overo saddlebred 9yrs.
*LEXIE* Bay quarter horse 8 yrs.
*GYPSIE* Bay quarter horse 12 yrs.
*SHADOW* Liver chestnut quarter/shetland horse 11 yrs.
*BANDIT* Bay overo paint horse 8 yrs.
*DUSTY* Silver bay shetland pony 18 yrs.
Posted 11 March 2010 - 11:59 PM
Did the vet instruct you how to do it properly?
(I just got done with a 5 day regimen with my big blue horse... he didn't even twitch... but I've been giving shots & drawing blood for 15+ years.)
I don't think we're "ALLOWED" to TELL you how to do it...
Ask your vet about the "Thump-thump-thump-thump-stick" method.
Worst case, twitch him.
Posted 12 March 2010 - 09:07 AM
Posted 12 March 2010 - 12:21 PM
1. 25 cc's seems to be an awful lot of pen to be giving in one injection stie. Pen it thick and takes time to absorb so by giving it all in one spot you are creating a pool/lump that is probably pretty sore for awhile.
2. Are you giving the shots in the same general location all the time (ex. right neck) or are you rotating (right neck, left neck, right bum, left bum, right chest, left chest, etc). If you are giving them all in the same general spot his reaction could very well be from still being sore from the 25 cc's he recieved the day before.
As others have stated you have to be careful with pen and draw back to make sure there is no blood before injecting and with the horse jumping around you are not going to be able to do that effectivley.
Does he really need the pen? Has the vet actually seen the injury and prescribed the pen for it? Is the foot being soaked, wrapped and treated with a topical treatment? Did you actually get the pen from the vet or did you run up to the local feed mill and pick it and the wrong size needles up?
If the foot isn't being kept clean and relativley dry there isn't enough medication in the world to keep it from getting infected.
Posted 12 March 2010 - 12:40 PM
Posted 12 March 2010 - 01:06 PM