Question about tetanus antitoxin

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My sheep cut his leg today. It was reccommended I give him tetanus antitoxin but before I do anything I want to be 100% sure I know what to do. Ok so I have one 1500 unit vial which it says to give the whole thing to him. I have syringes and needles but Im just curious where should I inject it? It says subcutaneosly or intramusculary. I just am a bit confused, any input would be awesome!
 

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sub-q is ok, and you can give it anywhere under the skin you're comfortable. I tend to give mine in the neck area (did too many dogs and cats of my own, habit), or you can give it in the skin behind a front elbow - make sure you're not going into the 'armpit' area! That's painful.
 

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sub-q is ok, and you can give it anywhere under the skin you're comfortable. I tend to give mine in the neck area (did too many dogs and cats of my own, habit), or you can give it in the skin behind a front elbow - make sure you're not going into the 'armpit' area! That's painful.
Thanks Norse!
 

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I just did it, poor bub was not happy but its for his own good. I had to do two rounds bc the syringe wasnt big enough and on the sec time I poked through the other side and some dripped. Would this be a problem?
 

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I just did it, poor bub was not happy but its for his own good. I had to do two rounds bc the syringe wasnt big enough and on the sec time I poked through the other side and some dripped. Would this be a problem?
Should not be a problem, just keep an eye on the injection sites for a few days, an abscess isn't common but if one happens it's best caught early. Sounds like you're doing great with him, hope he heals up fast!
 

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Thanks, he is my bud, nicest sheep we've ever had.
 
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