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Offline faycopa

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Injection Site Swelling
« on: April 22, 2013, 07:43:50 PM »
Had steer treated for hairy wart about 3 weeks ago
Vet medicated hoof area with coppertox & wrap
Also gave shots - LA200 I believe
Notice shoulder swelling about 10 days ago at injection sites
Doesn't seem to be going down and might actually be worse - protruding about 1 1/2"
See circled areas - apologize for photo quality - quick cell phone pic
Should I have Vet back out? Wonder if it's just tissue swelling or infection of some sort.
Steer eating and acting normal, about 1000 lbs right now.  Fair in 3 months.

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Re: Injection Site Swelling
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2013, 07:47:22 PM »
Don't get to worrying to much. It will eventually go down, if you want to accelerate the process if you have a rolling pin you can roll it over the swellings and can work them out eventually. I had a steer several years ago that contracted pneumonia and it was a never ending set of shots and someone told me to do the rolling pin trick and it seemed to work. Just have to stick with it.
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Re: Injection Site Swelling
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2013, 07:50:01 PM »
yes injection sight lumps are pretty common. never heard of using a rolling pin but that sure sounds like it would work!

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Re: Injection Site Swelling
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2013, 09:22:31 PM »
Shot knots are the biggest downside of LA200 and its cohorts.  I try to use anything but on show cattle.  The stuff seems to really sting when they are injected with it too.  They become hateful if they have to take shots of it for multiple days.
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Re: Injection Site Swelling
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2013, 10:53:01 PM »
Everybreed I was happy with the outcome.
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Re: Injection Site Swelling
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2013, 12:44:36 PM »
Everybreed I was happy with the outcome.

Rolling pin - how long for results ?

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Re: Injection Site Swelling
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2013, 12:51:43 PM »
It varies. It just depends on how big and how long you do it a day if I remember correctly I want to say that it was a week or two before results started showing.
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Re: Injection Site Swelling
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2013, 12:53:40 PM »
Some medicines can cause injection site swelling.  But it can also be caused by a dirty needle or a dirty injection site.  On show cattle, it is best to clean the injection site with an antiseptic solution and use fresh needles for each injection.  If you do reuse needles clean them with an antiseptic solution first.

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Re: Injection Site Swelling
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2013, 03:20:27 AM »
LA200 and some injectable wormers are the worst.  Give it time and it will go away.

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Re: Injection Site Swelling
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2013, 07:27:45 AM »
if you want it to go down, hydrotherapy- hose nozzle and cold water 10 minutes twice per day followed by application of DMSO.  or you can try rubbing preparation H on it.

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Re: Injection Site Swelling
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2013, 07:38:30 AM »
Throw that la200 away. It's junk. I've had 10000x better results with the long acting broad spectrum drugs.  Stick an 18 g needle in the middle of that abscess. Fluid should shoot out as it drains.
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Re: Injection Site Swelling
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2013, 08:10:56 AM »
Throw that la200 away. It's junk. I've had 10000x better results with the long acting broad spectrum drugs.  Stick an 18 g needle in the middle of that abscess. Fluid should shoot out as it drains.
May give the needle a try this week to see if anything drains

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Re: Injection Site Swelling
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2013, 09:05:33 AM »
Stand to the side as its under pressure! Lol
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Re: Injection Site Swelling
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2013, 02:06:17 PM »
don't believe anything will drain; LA200 is very abrasive and irritating to tissue;
there is inflammation; it will go down in time.
The rolling pin method sounds painful to me.

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Re: Injection Site Swelling
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2013, 02:30:41 PM »
the dmso and water wil work just takes about a week. 

 

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