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8 Steps for Giving Intramuscular Injections

March 2018 by Jess Whinfield

Although often the domain of the veterinarian, there are occasions when horse owners may need to give injections too. 

When such situations arise, the vet will likely explain to the owner how to safely and correctly give an injection. Dr Jenni Bauquier has given many thousands of injections as a vet with the University of Melbourne’s U-Vet Equine Centre. Jenni offers her knowledge on how to make this simple procedure as safe and stress-free as possible. 

The basics of injections

The most common scenarios in which owners will be involved with giving injections is when their horse has been prescribed a course of medication, such as penicillin, or if owners are purchasing vaccines directly from produce stores.