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RE: [RC] Re:Vaccinations - Alison Farrin

Guess this is kind of a YMMV thing.  I just spent the last 3 days giving one of my idiots 25cc of penecillin 2X a day and used the chest muscles with no swelling and no reaction.

Alison A. Farrin
Innovative Pension
Innovative Retirement Services
858-748-6500 x 107

-----Original Message-----
From: ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Barbara McCrary
Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2003 9:17 AM
To: Drin Becker; ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [RC] Re:Vaccinations

I talked to my vet when he was giving the WNV booster recently and mentioned the discussion on Ridecamp about injection sites.  He was definitely against giving injections in the rump, for the exact reasons we all discussed before.  I mentioned the pectoral muscles and he was not in favor of that site, either.  He much prefers the neck site.
Barbara McCrary
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2003 9:03 AM
Subject: [RC] Re:Vaccinations

" 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