Monday, November 1, 2010

Hit me with your best shot

If my math is correct, the video below marks the 88th time I have given Hank his weekly shot of glucosomine. Every Monday at 5 pm, I load up a syringe, try not to stick myself with the needle, then head out to the barn to stick the needle in Hank. We've got it down to a four-treat routine, and Hank is the model patient. My recent houseguest recorded the procedure for posterity, so I thought I'd share it with you.

21 comments:

  1. Neat video! Hank is really THE BEST boy, and I love your quick smile at the end. Aha, mission accomplished!

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  2. Meant to say that I love this months header ... awesome picture!

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  3. Nancy in NC11/1/10, 6:34 AM

    I'll have to pull it up at home - work's got it blocked... Glad he's a willing patient tho'!

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  4. You're good!

    And too bad alcohol wipes don't come in towel size...they really do a great job of cleaning a white horse!

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  5. Looks like he does great for his shots!!


    LOL at how white that spot is after you clean it off.

    I gave one of our rescued paint colts a proper bath a month or so ago with LOTS of shampoo. We were getting ready to take him to an event at Petco.

    After the bath I was left scratching my head because I didn't realize that his white spots could be THAT bright of a white.


    Mary

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  6. looks like he's got this down. One needle = 4 cookies. That's a deal!

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  7. What a good boy!!
    I see the cats are good helpers when preparing the shot. :)

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  8. Good educational video on giving shots. Hard to believe he's that dirty. He looks so white!

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  9. What a trooper. Hank, too. *grin*

    I'm so glad it helps him to feel better.

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  10. Along with how white white can be, I noticed how anxious (not) Hank is about the whole thing! He love his cookies!

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  11. Aw what a good boy he is and what a good mom you are for figuring out a routine that keeps him calm.

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  12. Poor Hank..... and he is such a good boy.....

    If you press the plunger just a bit slower.... there is less pressure build up from the fluid being injected and he will feel it even less....

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  13. You are GOOD at that!
    Though it helps to have a cooperative patient, doesn't it?
    :-)

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  14. hes very well behaved! And glad to see whaite can be white, gives me hope for my paint horse.

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  15. What a good boy!! You should wear your glasses when re-capping the needle.. ; )

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  16. So you think that its helping his lameness? Maybe I will get some for myself! LOL NOT!!(at least not a shot)
    I quit cleaning the shot site long ago, after I read something about it, and the vets only do it to appease the owners LOL you cant really disinfect an area with hair.
    I have had no problems, in 20 years.

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  17. I never ceased to be amazed at the things you do. And do well. You have very lucky animals.

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  18. Hey I give my ponies gluco shots too! I hadn't heard of it until my vet suggested I switch my mare from the feed kind to the liquid as it is more cost effective.
    Just curious, how much does Hank get?

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  19. cdncowgirl, Hank gets 10cc each week of this stuff: "Acetyl d-Glucosamine 200 mg/ml"

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  20. Oh my!! I'm not a needle fan! And, that's a lot of meds :( Hank is such a big guy though and takes it all in stride. Whew!

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  21. I agree, Linda. Hank is a fabulous patient. Good job!

    Petra Christensen
    Parelli 2Star Junior Instructor
    Parelli Central

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