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Update on Bear
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Cindi    Posted 12-13-2003 at 05:52:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, he got stuck and stuck good and proper. Twenty cc's of the good stuff right on target. How? My seventeen year old daughter did it.

Before you get all freaked out, here's what happened. I'm really squeamish about giving shots. I get better every day, but still a little nervous. She was going out to feed so I said wait.... while you pour Bear's feed I want to try and give him a shot through the fence.


So out there we went, her with her bucket and me with my syringe. Then I proceeded to hem and haw around trying to build up my nerve.

Note: Never get between a teenage girl and her upcoming date.

After five minutes or so, she lost her patience with me.

"I'm gonna be late. Give me that stupid thing."

She snatched the syringe from my hand, climbed up on the side of the fence and, reaching over, in one jab had the needle buried up to the hilt in his neck. He made a little unhappy noise and wandered off a few feet. Then when he came back, the syringe still protruding from his neck, she jammed the plunger home and yanked out the needle.

Well. This is exactly how I have been told to do it. She needed no instructions she just did it. I remember when I was seventeen and could do anything and was scared of nothing.

Willy-N Great!    Posted 12-13-2003 at 08:32:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
That method works pretty good get there mind on food, stick em then wait for them to come back and put it in. Leaning over the fence is a good idea. Mark H.

sHan in TN    Posted 12-13-2003 at 06:18:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
better watch out if you make her mad she will be giving YOU a shot to quiet you, glad to see he got his shot..dont you have one of those pistol grip type syringes? they work great and you can squease them pretty quick without much work..even an old lady like you could wse one.... ok im duckin and runnin have a good 1.............shan in hiding

Cindi    Posted 12-13-2003 at 07:33:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've been looking for one of those things. I don't guess you can just buy them at the feed store because I haven't been able to find one at any of them. Good to see you brat.

Linda in UT    Posted 12-13-2003 at 12:42:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Go to the NASCO website and ask them to send you a catalog or two. They have several different ones. They carry the syringes you're talking about.

With horses and cows, sometimes we just stick the needle all the way in first (without the syringe), then when the animal calms down we put the syringe on the needle and put the med in. With the thickness of the skin of a pig and without a chute, I doubt that would work, but it's a thought.

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