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Old 08-26-2008, 09:05 AM   #1
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What size needle? New question

What size needle do I need to vaccinate my horses? I am buying some vaccines off of JeffersEquine and wasnt sure what type I should buy and what would be the best/easiest to use.

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Old 08-26-2008, 09:11 AM   #2
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I like an 18 gauge about 1 in....seems to work well for even the thick skinned ones.
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Old 08-26-2008, 09:14 AM   #3
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Thats what I was thinking but wasnt sure.
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I use a 20 guage with vaccines and a 18 guage for penicillin.
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To draw blod I use a 20-22 1 1/2 inch long for vac if they do not come with Nedle and serenge I use a 20 1 1/2 and pen I use a 18 1 1/2 -2. I buy in boxs of 100 so I always have plunty around.

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Old 08-26-2008, 09:22 AM   #6
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I use a 20 guage with vaccines and a 18 guage for penicillin.
We do too - all 1 1/2 inches..
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Old 08-26-2008, 09:38 AM   #7
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Fluvac® Innovator 6

Equine Influenza (KY 97), Eastern, Western & Venezuelan Encephalomyelitis , Rhinopneumonitis Vaccine (killed virus) & Tetanus Toxoid
(Ft Dodge) Protects against Eastern and Western and Venezuelan Encephalomyelitis (sleeping sickness) and Tetanus. Aids in prevention of respiratory disease caused by herpes virus EHV-1 and EHV-4 and against Kentucky 97, the most current A1 and A2 influenza strain in an equine vaccine. Inject 1 ml IM, then a 2nd dose 2-4 weeks later. Annual booster is recommended. Horses subjected to repeated exposure may benefit from revaccination every 3 months.


What do they mean by this? Do I need to buy 2 vaccines per horse or will there be enough in each vaccination?
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Old 08-26-2008, 09:44 AM   #8
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It depends-have the horses been vaccinated for this before? If not-then you give them a booster 3 weeks later...if they have...then you do not have to.
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Old 08-26-2008, 09:49 AM   #9
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Both have been vaccinated before and both are UTD They are due this month for their vaccinations. So would I give them 2ml each? Ive always had the vet do this but my friend said it's so much cheaper to go online and do it myself.
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Old 08-26-2008, 09:50 AM   #10
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Then you just need the one shot, you don't need to boost...
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1 shot is all that is needed. I give this 2x year... well 3 times this year when the sleeping sickness was in GA. I do like a 20 gauge needle for Vacs and a 18 for the thick stuff like Pen.
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Old 08-26-2008, 11:35 AM   #12
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I like 18 gauge.
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Old 08-26-2008, 11:40 AM   #13
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I like a 21 guage 1" needle for everything. I will use a 20 guage 1" needle for peniciliin. I work on Racehorses and they are typically thin skinned and do not take kindly to an 18 guage needle.
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Old 08-26-2008, 03:38 PM   #14
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1 ml then 1ml 3 weeks later
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