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Anyone out there who is afraid to draw blood, it is SOOO easy. I drew blood for the first time today. You just press your thumb beside the esophagus and the vein pops right up! Mom usually does all this, but I wanted to try today. We are sending in blood on the two newer goats for CAE and testing a couple for pregnancy at the same time.

Also gave my first shot (the last of Toggy's antibiotic round). :biggrin
 

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:biggrin GOOD FOR YOU!! All it takes is the want-to to try it. We keep telling everyone it's easy! I'd rather draw blood on a goat, anyday...over other species! They're "jugs" are like water hoses!
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Congrats
I am so lucky I get to help as Theresa (nurse) does the actual drawing of the blood. I hold the goat and watch :) Cause you know she needs to keep in practice
 
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I am so lucky I get to help as Theresa (nurse) does the actual drawing of the blood. I hold the goat and watch :) Cause you know she needs to keep in practice
Nice excuse Sondra. .......Just joking. :rofl

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But hey Kim I am bleeding it for all it is worth :)
and believe you me I still need more leasons , think probably at least this next year then I can advance to pushing on the vein so it will puff up and she can get the needle in. HA!!
 

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Good job!

I like slip syringes best with 20 X 1 inch needles. Or I should say Rebah likes them best- she does most of the bloodletting, maybe she'll be a phlebotomist some day ;)

Great link, Kaye! My vet just sells me boxes of tubes.
 
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