- 1 Where should you not inject a horse?
- 2 Which parasite can cause a horse to rub at its tail excessively?
- 3 What size needle do you use on a horse?
- 4 Can you give a horse penicillin orally?
- 5 How long do you give penicillin to a horse?
- 6 What are horses joints injected with?
- 7 How long does a tetanus shot last in horses?
- 8 What does penicillin treat in horses?
- 9 What happens if you inject penicillin into a horse’s vein?
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.
Which parasite can cause a horse to rub at its tail excessively?
The most well-known culprit is pinworms, a common intestinal parasite that can cause irritation around the anus. A horse with pinworms will often rub their rear end in every way imaginable, causing the dock of the tail to become raw.
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.
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.
How long do you give penicillin to a horse?
Your veterinarian has just prescribed Procaine Penicillin G for your horse. This medication is in a suspension and needs to be shaken well before use. Keep refrigerated. 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 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 long does a tetanus shot last in horses?
Vaccination with ‘tetanus toxoid’ should be used for all horses and ponies. The initial course consists of two injections given approximately four to six weeks apart followed by a booster at one year and further boosters annually.
What does penicillin treat in horses?
Penicillin is the drug of choice for treatment of streptococcal infections in horses.
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.