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HELP!!!! how to give an intramuscular shot to a goat

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I've given millions of sub Q injections but never one in the muscle I have a surge from the vet that said give inter muscular straight into neck where exactly do I go in the neck? what if I hit a vein? how do I avoid veins? how will I know if I hit a vein?
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This should help - http://www.extension.org/pages/63184/goat-injections

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Is this for a horse?

There are tons of videos online but the best thing is to have the vet or someone else knowledgeable show you. I think it helps people feel more confident about doing these things on their own.

To see if you are in a blood vessel, simply pull back on the syringe after sticking the needle into the animal. If you are in a vessel, you will draw back blood. If you are in the muscle (or subq, so be sure of the anatomy!) you will get nothing when you pull back.

Good luck! Giving IM shots is not too bad if you do them safely and carefully, but it is always good to be aware of the complications too.
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post #4 of 7
On a goat we give it in the thigh butt muscle.
Edited by oldhenlikesdogs - 10/24/15 at 5:34pm
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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If you are raising goats for meat, you do not want to give an injection into the muscles in the hind leg or the back. It causes scarring and damages the muscle tissue, which decreases the quality of the carcass and can cause considerable loss of value. Injections can safely be given in the neck muscles instead.

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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okay, mine never get eaten, I forget some do. Mine need to be reminded of it some days.
Edited by oldhenlikesdogs - 10/24/15 at 6:41pm
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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:lol:

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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