Giving Injection in Muscle

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TerriL, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. TerriL

    TerriL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have to give a Rooster an injection of Penicilen (sp) in his breast. I went to do it but he is very thin and i cannot find a spot on his chest to give it. Anyone had to deal with this, any tips or tricks. Thanks Terri
     
  2. rcentner

    rcentner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can try the leg instead, just not too deep and be sure to aspirate to check for blood before injecting
     
  3. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

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    what angle did you go in at? i always feel for breast bone and go by that..........
     
  4. Lorije1

    Lorije1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am giving a thin rooster penicillin as well. Talked to my vet today and he said put your finger on the breastbone and then go about an inch to the side.

    ETA - ditto on drawing the plunger back to check for blood in the hub of the needle (where it connects) - if you inject penicillin in a vein it will kill the bird from anaphylactic shock.
     
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  5. TerriL

    TerriL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    rcentner - thanks for that info I did not know that I will be carefull to check for blood.

    Lorije1 - i will take you vets advice - I started to go ahead and try to give it but I chickened out (no pun intended) but since my roo is getting worse I have to take the plunge.

    Thanks for the help all. Terri
     
  6. Lorije1

    Lorije1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It isn't bad... just off the bone you can find a little muscle even in a thin bird. Good luck!
     
  7. TerriL

    TerriL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello All, Well I gave the injection last night and no body died. The only trouble I had was I could not get the plunger to push. I pulled the needle back out and pushed and pushed and finally it squirted all over the place. I went back and reloaded and tried again and still had trouble so I pulled it back out and pushed and pushed but managed not to squirt the entire amount all over the deck. I pulled the plunger back a little and gave the rooster what was left in the syringe. I went back inside and replaced what the rooster did not get and went through the whole thing again. Finally got enough in him.

    I am going to try again tonight, hopefully to not have to stick him 4 times to get 1cc in him.

    Thanks again for the advice Terri
     

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