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Subcutaneous Fluids and Injections

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by casportpony, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Would anyone here be interested in seeing pictures that show how to give subcutaneous fluids and injections?

    -Kathy
     
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  2. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    This would definitely be a useful resource to have available here, I think.
    (Hoping I never need it, of course...)
     
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  4. KsKingBee

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    When I was dealing with Coccidiosis and the respiratory problems the vet gave me the equipment to give fluids and a brief description of how to do it. Luckily the hen got better and I did not need to do it but still, I felt the information and direction she gave me was inadequate to do the job.

    So YES! please do!
     
  5. ChicksnMore

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  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    My first set of pictures are of a dead chicken hen with her feathers plucked so everyone can see where the needle should go and the angle it goes in at. Unless anyone has a problem with the deceased chicken I will post them and some basic instruction tomorrow. Since we found our video camera, I'll also see if I can get my Mike to do a video of me giving fluids to a pea.

    -Kathy
     
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  7. casportpony

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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Okay... this is what I use when I give fluids by myself:
    This is a bag warmed Lactated Ringer's, but one can also use 0.9% Sodium Chloride
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    Enough syringes to give whatever amout you choose to give
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    Pre-filled syringes with warmed fluids and new 18 gauge needle.
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    Insert needle and watch that it doesn't poke back out or you will get wet, lol. Slowly depress plunger and look for leaks. If no leaks, give fluids.
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    This way the size of the bubble after 75ml.
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    Here you can see how it's spread under the skin.
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    Wet area with rubbing alcohol, this will allow better viewing of the injection site.
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    I need to think about text for each picture, so check back!

    -Kathy
     
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