Home Current News News Archive Shop/Advertise Ridecamp Classified Events Learn/AERC
Endurance.Net Home Ridecamp Archives
[Archives Index]   [Date Index]   [Thread Index]   [Author Index]   [Subject Index]

[RC] Re:Vaccinations - Drin Becker

" Thanks to all those ridecampers who suggested giving IM injections in
chest(pecs). I tried it this weekend and even the needle shy mare never even
reacted! Soo easy :)"
After all the talk on vaccination sites on ridecamp this spring I also gave my injections in the chest this year , over 20 of them .  Gave all the WN with no problems , went to give a 5 way booster (a week later) to my young endurance prospect and 3 hours later when I went to catch her for the shoer she had a lump the size of a grapefruit hanging off her chest . She was also dragging her foot on that side , obviously it was very painfull . I called my vet and he had me give her some bute and put the hose on it a couple times that afternoon . Then he bawled me out for giving them in the chest as he said he had seen more swellings there than any other injection site . Thankfully by morning the swelling was reduced by half and keeps going down everyday . Needless to say I am back giving them in the neck where I have never had a swelling .
                                Drin Becker
                                Mtn Region