Re: Trailering to get ACTH and insulin test?

Eleanor Kellon, VMD

If you hold the syringe between your thumb and first finger, rest the side of your hand firmly against the horse's neck, the entry angle will be good.  You want a 30 to 45 degree angle with the vein. Use your other hand to hold off the vein and make it stand up.

Good to practice on a roast or skinless piece of chicken. The more hesitant and slow you are in getting the needle in, the more painful it is. Another thing to watch out for is accidentally pulling the needle out again when you reposition your fingers after placing the needle.
Eleanor in PA 
EC Owner 2001

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