Where do you give a horse an injection?
Intramuscular (IM) injections are given deep into large muscles where the drug can be absorbed slowly. The most common location for an IM injection in the horse is the neck. This is intended for informational use only. Always consult your veterinarian before administering any injections.
How do you give a horse a banamine shot?
You wipe the top if the bottle with an alcohol swab, draw up 10 mL of Banamine using a sterile syringe and needle, and head for your horse’s neck, ready to give the injection. Now it is time to STOP: DON’T GIVE THAT BANAMINE SHOT IM!
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.
Where is the best place to give a horse a penicillin shot?
The two main muscle groups I recommend are the back of the thighs (buttocks area unless the horse is a known “kicker”) and the neck. For example, inject the left neck in the morning and left buttocks in the evening. The next day, switch to the right side.
How do you administer medicine to a horse?
For small pills, the easiest thing to do is to cut a hole into a chunk of apple or carrot and push the pill into the hole. Give several unmedicated chunks to the horse and then offer the doctored chunk, followed quickly by a few more plain ones. With luck, the horse will chew and swallow without noticing the pill.
Can you give a horse too much Banamine?
Toxicity can occur when given over a long period of time, when too much is given (overdose), or given too frequently. The main complications associated with toxicity are generally with the kidneys and gastro-intestinal tract. Kidney failure can be associated with Banamine toxicity.
What happens if you give Banamine IM?
Although uncommon, IM injection of banamine can lead to a life-threatening disease called clostridial myonecrosis. Clostridium is a genus of bacterium that sometimes is present on a horse’s skin or hair. This type of bacteria is anaerobic, which means that it grows best without oxygen.
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.