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Re: Injection Site Swelling
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2013, 03:15:15 PM »
Most vets assume their clients don't want to pay for more expensive antibiotics.  On show animals, NEVER use LA-200 or such due to the potential for knots.  If you do use it, do so only intravenously.  Antibiotics like Nuflor/Resflor, Micotil, Draxxin, etc aren't nearly as bad about that.

When do you need to show this steer?  That affects how aggressive you need to be with treating the knots.  If its going to be a few months, give them a couple of weeks to go down.  If they don't go down after that point, most likely they need to be drained.  If you try to drain it, it probably needs to be with a large diameter needle because that kind of pus can be very thick.  Honestly, I usually insert a thin knife blade toward the bottom of the knot to make a hole big enough that it can actually drain.  I've never had a problem with noticeable scarring. 

If you show in a month or less, let the vet look at them.  Injection site knots don't always have fluid in them.


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« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2013, 03:50:14 PM »
The pus inside those absesses is what will drain.  Lancing it would even be preferable.
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Re: Injection Site Swelling
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2013, 11:16:07 AM »
Try and find some Icthamol salve. Around here you can find it at the local farm stores such as orshcelns or TSC.  It has the appearance of road tar, but it is a drawing salve.
Apply it twice a day, for several days without wrapping, and the swelling should go down significantly. 

Like the others suggested - Do not use LA200 if you can help it. There are other antibiotics that are as effective and less irritating to the tissues.


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Re: Injection Site Swelling
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2013, 01:25:23 PM »
When do you need to show this steer?  That affects how aggressive you need to be with treating the knots.  If its going to be a few months, give them a couple of weeks to go down.  If they don't go down after that point, most likely they need to be drained.  If you try to drain it, it probably needs to be with a large diameter needle because that kind of pus can be very thick.  Honestly, I usually insert a thin knife blade toward the bottom of the knot to make a hole big enough that it can actually drain.  I've never had a problem with noticeable scarring. 

If you show in a month or less, let the vet look at them.  Injection site knots don't always have fluid in them.

Show in 3 months.  It's been a little less than 3 weeks since shot was given that caused swelling.
guess we should wait  afew more weeks to see if there is improvement.

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« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2013, 01:29:22 PM »
If its been three weeks go ahead and get a vet to deal with it if you aren't comfortable lancing it yourself.  If the knots are that big after three weeks, it's probalby more than just tissue swelling - there is likely pus in it.

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« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2013, 09:22:42 AM »
If its been three weeks go ahead and get a vet to deal with it if you aren't comfortable lancing it yourself.  If the knots are that big after three weeks, it's probalby more than just tissue swelling - there is likely pus in it.

Wonder if the pus would drain via needle or too thick ?

 

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