Learn to give sheep medicine and injection
In the prevention and treatment of diseases, sheep mostly use injections and direct feeding methods, and generally do not use drinking water and mixed materials. Here to share the author's experience, let the friends who raise sheep master the correct way of feeding medicine and injection.
Method of catching sheep: catching sheep should catch the fur on the back of the sheep. Be careful not to grab the leg directly to prevent spraining the leg of the lamb; do not press the lamb to the ground to turn it over, because the lamb’s intestines are thin and long, which may easily cause intussusception and volvulus and cause death. After the sheep is caught, the person rides on the back of the sheep, clamps the forelegs of the sheep with the legs and fixes them, and then they can be given medicine and injected.
Feeding method: ① Liquid medicine. Put the medicine into a plastic bottle or a long-necked glass bottle, raise the sheep's head to be horizontal, and insert the medicine bottle from one side of the sheep's mouth with one hand, push it slightly toward one side of the cheek, and then pour the liquid medicine. When the amount of medicine is large, pour part of the medicine and stop for a while, let the sheep swallow it and then pour it. ② Tablet medicine. Raise the sheep's head horizontally by hand, and insert the hand from one side of the mouth to let the sheep open its mouth, put the tablet into the mouth and let it swallow.
Intramuscular injection: In the upper 1/3 of the sheep’s neck (the front edge of the scapula), first use iodine** for local disinfection. When injecting, press the muscle with the left thumb and index finger in a "eight" shape, and then push the liquid medicine. After the injection, the needle is pulled out and the needle hole is disinfected with iodophor.
Subcutaneous injection: first disinfect the neck of sheep with iodophor, pull up the skin with the left hand to form a triangular wrinkle wall, and use the syringe in the right hand to pierce the needle into the skin. If the needle can move around freely, it can be pushed into the liquid. After the injection, the needle is removed and the needle hole is disinfected with iodophor.
Intravenous injection: The site of intravenous injection is sheep's ear or neck, cut off the wool of the injection site, disinfect with iodophor, pat the vein with your hand, pierce the needle into the blood vessel and push it, if there is blood back into the tube, slowly push the medicine Liquid, sterilize the needle hole after injection.
Intravenous injections are often used to expel blood protozoa, and most of the drugs are toxic and irritating. According to the author's observation and understanding, in clinical practice, improper injection treatment often causes local necrosis and even death from poisoning, so that some grassroots veterinarians dare not receive treatment for hematological protozoa. Here are some experiences summarized by the author over many years of practice: One is the treatment of injection, after the injection is diluted as required, each sheep is diluted with about 20 ml of 5% glucose solution; the second is to select the injection needle; the third is Strictly control the dosage.
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