I Drew Blood!

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by Ashley, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. Ashley

    Ashley Active Member

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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
     
  2. Kaye White

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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!
    Kaye
     

  3. LMonty

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    great job, Ashley! Feels good,doesnt it?
     
  4. stacy adams

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    :handclap :woohoo :handclap
     
  5. Shykid Acres

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    Nicely done. ...Good job. :)

    -Kim
     
  6. Sondra

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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
     
  7. Shykid Acres

    Shykid Acres Guest

    Nice excuse Sondra. .......Just joking. :rofl

    -Kim
     
  8. Sondra

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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!!
     
  9. Shykid Acres

    Shykid Acres Guest

    :rofl I have to admit. You are farther along than I am. :rofl
     
  10. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    Hope Theresa doesn't read this thread:) or I am sunk
     
  11. Pairaka

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    Congrats! I need to do this...

    On a side note, relating to CAE, where can I get the tubes and needles to draw blood?

    Thanks,

    Wendy
     
  12. stacy adams

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    Needles are easy, I just use the 3cc w/21 gage needle from Jeffers.. the Red top tubes, my sis gave me a few years ago. She gave me a bunch!
     
  13. Pairaka

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    So you drew blood into a syringe and then squirted the blood into the tube?
     
  14. stacy adams

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    Actually the tube is a vacuum tube, and when you stick the needle in the top, it will suck the blood out of the syringe.
     
  15. Aja-Sammati

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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.