reusing needles???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by snowflake, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. snowflake

    snowflake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am giving 3 of my birds penicillin, I have some infections I believe due to stinging nettle,one has a swollen and now blackend ear lobe the other s have swollen feet and rough skin ontop of their feet, andy how my question is does any one know if I can reuse the needles on thees birds after bleaching them???I have used a clean needle for each bird as I did not want to insert dirty needle into penicillin bottle if I use new needle for each bird for 4 days that is a lot of needles, ....OK will do if bleach is not a good idea
     
  2. HudokFarm

    HudokFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had to re-use needles in a pinch for my chickens and horses. I just boiled them for 5 minutes as close to the time I needed them as possible since I had no sterile environment in which to store them.
     
  3. what did I do

    what did I do Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They say to just clean the needles with water. Bleach and alcohol leave a residue that harms the drug.
     
  4. snowflake

    snowflake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for you quick response, I have already bleached them so maybe I will boil them to clean off the bleach
    they should be real clean and germ free
     

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