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Injecting cattle (Farmer Factsheet)

Contributor(s): Rosanna Kirkwood , Alexander Corbishley

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  • Injection is a common route of administration for medicines and vaccines in cattle.
  • The red line in this image indicates the location of the sciatic nerve.
  • The white dots indicate where a selection of vets and farmers indicated that they would inject this test cow.
  • As you can see, nearly all would have injected near the nerve and thus risked damaging it!

Specific product information (data sheets)

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Site preparation

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Needle size

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Restraint

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Subcutaneous route

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Intramuscular route

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Intravenous route

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