When I took Eva to the vet yesterday, she didn't have enough Naxcel, and was expecting the order today. She's in a different town, my neighbor is working there, so he was to pick up the Naxcel for me. Well... it didn't come in. So, he brought me her "Plan B". It's a syringe full of 35CC of Excede, and a diagram of where I'm supposed to give her a SubQ injection IN HER EAR - but make sure I don't hit the two arteries, because she might die.
So ... can I actually do this? Does the whole 35CC go in one ear? Somebody please come do it for me?!
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Pepper-Angus/Dexter/Jersey 12 yr Mocha (aka Crazy Cow) 11 yr Eva Holstein 11 yr Chloe - Jersey/Dexter 10 yr Dolly - Jersey 10 Brie - Jersey - 9 Fern - 5 Birdie - 5
Oh my. I have no ability to help. Would AnnB know? Is Milkmaid around? GOOD LUCK!
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Look at the "Administration" section on this page- it actually doesn't look too hard, they have diagrams and everything. Do it with her head well restrained and someone to help hold the ear if possible. And a strong light so you can watch for veins if her ear is light skinned.
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Post by richard olson on Jun 4, 2013 21:56:19 GMT -5
i've personally given exced in the ear to at least a thousand cows never had a problem or even thought about hitting a vein.just halter there head of tight.it's good medicine for lameness.good for early onset hoofrot.richard
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That is so weird. What is the purpose of putting in the ear as opposed to some where else? I am really curious. Hope it goes well.
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3 quickly becoming adult kids-they are wonderful too!
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Several Boer Goats
2 Dairy Goats
1 German Shepherd
1 Maremma LDG
1 Caviler King Charles Spaniel
Our vet always had my Mom give it behind the ear. Then I took one in and he gave it in the hip. Said they put it behind the ear as it sometimes leaves a knot and if you're showing you don't want that lump. Worked fine on my girl in the hip and the knot did finally go away.
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I hauled her in, and they charged me $10 to give the shot. The instructions that they gave me said to give it subQ in the back of the ear - and there are two arteries and a vein that you have to avoid - but they gave it in the base of the ear. I probably could have done that if I'd had help. Oh well. It's just time and miles and gas money.
I just hope it works. She is feeling quite a bit better, but she still has a lot of discharge.
I've given to calves in the ear, but the vet has to do Emma...she's the most needle-shy critter ever...truely. She makes ME look like a junkie and I passed out getting my ears pierced. We had her in the squeeze chute at the vet with DH cranking her nose to the side and it was STILL hard to give to her! The nice thing is, it's a one shot deal...supposed to be good for about 8 days or so.
Living on a 250,000 acre working ranch, with a Jersey/Beef-X milk cow, sheep,rabbits, chickens and ducks, 2 Maremma Livestock Guardians, ranchhand husband and an English Shepherd who is in charge of it all.
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