Needle and Sharp Usage SOPDOWNLOAD FILE
• 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.