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Old Apr 5th 2013, 02:05 PM   #1
  Dec 2011
  Robertsdale, Ala
Hi, hope this is the right place and that everyone is doing good.

On giving shots, especially Sub-Q. How can I ask without sounding stupid! Lol

How do you do that? Whith out knocking them down. If my babies see a sryng, hang it up Tonto.

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Old Apr 5th 2013, 02:35 PM   #2
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  Oct 2011
  Columbia City, IN
Well Remi, even my tamest of tame won't let me unless they are really sick. Unless you have a handling chute that they are used to.

With fawns and their boosters(at 2 or 3 months old), I think that too much handling stress on them would be worse than not getting it.
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Old Apr 5th 2013, 05:37 PM   #3
  Jul 2009
I've done it by feeding em something and reaching over to the top of the shoulder(center) as you face them. Slip the needle in slow right between the shoulder blades and thumb push the meds in.

IM shots can be given with a short(1/2"-1") 18ga needle on a short(3") syringe, one handed in a large ham muscle.

they become needle shy pretty quick....
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Old Apr 6th 2013, 09:58 AM   #4
  May 2012
  Hartshorne, OK
I just dart mine on fawn I use a blowgun
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Old Apr 8th 2013, 04:55 PM   #5
  Dec 2011
  Robertsdale, Ala
Thank you guys. I just got my blow gun. Not enough hot air to do any good, though. Lol

I was not planning on facility this soon but, I will start planning. Thank ya'll again
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Old May 1st 2013, 03:36 PM   #6
  Jul 2011
  Sicliy Island, LA
Remi, I hold the syringe like in this picture. I use a 1/2" needle. Easy to do one handed. Aim behind the shoulder along the ribs and hit the animal at about a 45 degree angle pushing the plunger at the same time. Unless the liquid is thick I can usually get it all in before they jump. You'll have to practice to be quick. For thicker meds use a larger gauge needle. I use up to 16 gauge. I used to doctor cattle at feedyards in Texas and some days I'd give several thousand shots running them through a squeeze chute. We used multi dose syringes but the principle was the same.
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Old May 1st 2013, 07:15 PM   #7
  Dec 2011
  Robertsdale, Ala

I did that. It does work. I must not have been quick enough that day. Haha I might try and do it again. Right now I can not get near him if I have a syringe . Let him calm down a little while then try it again. Thank everyone for helping!!
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Old May 2nd 2013, 03:10 AM   #8
  Jul 2009
give him a treat with your left hand and rub his neck with your right hand till he gets over the shot experience
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Old May 2nd 2013, 07:38 AM   #9
  Jul 2011
  Sicliy Island, LA
I had an older buck that ended up dying of cancer. Before he died I treated him for about a year hand injecting at least 50 shots. He was tame enough to come in my office in the barn for peanut butter sandwiches that I'd fix him in my kitchen there. He'd follow me in the bathroom and drank water out of the lavatory while the water was running. Even he got shy of the syringes but I'd catch him in the hall and act like I was just walking past him then stick him as I walked by. You might try practicing on a sack of feed with just air in the syringe. Other than that you have to dart or put them in the handler. Either way you need to figure out what's best now before you get in a bind and really need it. One other note is they can sense your nervousness. You have to be calm and act like nothings up. You can get fast with practice. Good luck.
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Old May 2nd 2013, 08:29 AM   #10
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  Feb 2011
  Blair County, PA

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My deer are more nervous around a syringe in my hand than a 3' jab stick from Henry Martin. That thing works like a champ.
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Old May 2nd 2013, 09:05 AM   #11
  Jul 2011
  Sicliy Island, LA
But can you give a SQ shot with it, Travis? I think that's what Remi originally wanted to know. SQ has less muscle trauma but the shots can often be given IM as well. I'm sure the jab stick works great for IM. By far, most of my darts are shot with Dex or antibiotics. Most are SQ preferred but my vet and I agree, IM is often better than running a sick deer through the handler to give SQ.
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Old May 2nd 2013, 10:04 AM   #12
  Dec 2011
  Robertsdale, Ala
Great information!! Thank you. I am going to actually practice the suggestions.

Thank you so much for the replies!! Have a Great Weekend
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