- 1 Where to give a horse a shot in the muscle?
- 2 Where should you not inject a horse?
- 3 Can you give a horse penicillin orally?
- 4 What size needle do you use on a horse?
- 5 How many days do you give a horse penicillin?
- 6 What happens if you inject penicillin into a horse’s vein?
- 7 What does penicillin treat in horses?
- 8 Can I vaccinate my own horse?
- 9 What are horses joints injected with?
- 10 How do you give a horse pentosan?
Where to give a horse a shot in the muscle?
To locate the appropriate injection area, put the heel of your hand on the base of the horse’s neck where it joins the shoulder, about midway between the crest and the bottom of the neck. The area covered by your palm is the injection site.
Where should you not inject a horse?
Hamstrings: The semitendinosus (hamstring) is a large muscle mass below the point of the buttocks that makes a good injection site. The major drawback to this injection site is that it puts the injector in a dangerous position within kicking range of the horse.
Can you give a horse penicillin orally?
Penicillin V given orally was thus shown to be an acceptable alternative to parenteral administration of penicillin in the horse.
What size needle do you use on a horse?
A large-diameter needle (18 gauge) works best with thick solutions such as penicillin, while a smaller-diameter needle (20 to 21 gauge) can handle a thin, watery solution. Remember, a larger gauge number equals a smaller diameter.
How many days do you give a horse penicillin?
The typical dose of penicillin for a horse is 3cc (3mL) of Penicillin (300,000 IU/mL) per pound, injected into the muscle 2 times a day for 7 days.
What happens if you inject penicillin into a horse’s vein?
This is very important with penicillin, as horses can have a violent reaction if it gets into a vessel. Most other drugs will not cause a problem if a few drops get into a small vessel, but you may get a lump at the injection site. If all clear, inject the drug at a rate of about 5mls(cc) per second.
What does penicillin treat in horses?
Penicillin is the drug of choice for treatment of streptococcal infections in horses.
Can I vaccinate my own horse?
Some horse owners choose to get vaccines from catalogs or feed stores, and vaccinate their horses themselves. Assuming that the product is good, has been properly stored, and properly administered, there’s really no reason why a horse owner can’t give his or her own vaccinations.
What are horses joints injected with?
Inflammatory and degradative enzymes that destroy normal joint environments can be altered by use of hyaluronic acid (HA) and corticosteroids injected into the joint. The combination of the two has been scientifically proven to have a more thorough and lasting effect than HA alone or corticosteroids alone.
How do you give a horse pentosan?
It can be formulated as a sodium salt or a calcium derivative. And it can be administered orally, intramuscularly, intravenously or intra-articularly. The calcium derivative is absorbed orally and subcutaneously much more efficiently than the sodium salt, which is primarily used intramuscularly.