Needle and Sharp Usage SOP

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November 22, 2019 - Author: , ,

General Protocol

• The animal care practices on this farm may require the use of needles to administer injectable medications to the animals.

• The caretaker responsible for providing the animals with these treatments must be well trained in the needle use guidelines.

• The two most commonly used injection methods are: » Intramuscular – in the muscle » Subcutaneous – under the skin

• Proper needle size (including length and gauge) should always be used • Once a pig has received an injectable treatment, it should be identified according to farm protocol and the medication treatment record should be completed.

Needle size (length and gauge)

Intramuscular injection location

Subcutaneous injection location

Needle and Sharps Disposal Methods

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Tags: animal agriculture, msu extension, pork, pork sop, small swine farms, swine farm management


Authors

Casey Zangaro

Casey Zangaro
zangaroc@msu.edu

Elizabeth Ferry

Elizabeth Ferry
franzeli@msu.edu

Madonna Benjamin

Madonna Benjamin
gemus@msu.edu

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