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How do you give Injections?

Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:06 am
by simon
Has anyone any tips for injecting our adult Kunes?

The younger pigs were easily restrained, but the adults are too clever and strong. All attempts at distracting them with food, or trapping them in a corner have failed.

Is it just a case of man-power and brute force, or is there a trick I am missing?

Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:21 pm
by wendy scu
http://www.hfsvets.com/
sell an injection gun and a tube thing that fits onto it,
it is really easy to use and they are very fast at delivery,
you just wack the needle in then stand back and pull the trigger and in goes the injection. it doesn't matter how much the pig bucks and rears as you are at the end of two feet of tube!

Slap shot

Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:34 pm
by simon
Thanks, I've ordered one.

Heres the URL for anyone else looking:
http://www.holmefieldfarmservices.com/page5.htm

Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:22 pm
by Dawn Waller
Hello
I ordered one of these and a tube arrived today - no gun though. It says you put the needle on one end of the tube and al syringe on the other. No problem there, only issue I have is that it then says to fill both the syringe and the tube. how do i fill the tube? I'd need a huge syringe to suck up enough to fill the 30" tube as well. Can anyone advise?
Many thanks
Dawn

Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 7:36 am
by wendy scu
yes, it is tricky with just the tube. i would order the gun as well and stick the whole bottle on the end, that way you can just push the air out the tube and bingo!

using just the syringe and tube is no good really as it takes too long to press the plunger if you have a naughty pig

Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:58 pm
by CarolineB
Hi - Does anyone have a new link for Homefield Farm Services? They don't seem to exist anymore. Or is there anywhere else I can get Ivermectin and a dosing gun?

Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:53 pm
by Di
With the adult pigs, even our boar, I scratch behind the ear when they are eating then replace finger nail quickly with needle, press plunger and all done. Usually they don't even twitch! Perhaps I've got thick skinned pigs?

Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:56 pm
by wendy scu
their site is down at the moment but you can call them on 01904 481490
they are a pgi veterinary company and really good. well worth having in your phone book :)

Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:04 pm
by CarolineB
That's fab. Thanks Wendy.

Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:37 pm
by Stanfield
If you phone them ... beware, they are very good at selling you things that sometimes you dont really need ... LOL! :lol: