This episode’s guest is Rick Mitchell, DVM, MRCVS, DACVSMR, Certified ISELP member, of Fairfield Equine Associates in Newtown, Connecticut. He practices equine medicine and surgery with an emphasis on lameness and imaging. In this episode, Mitchell discusses Proper Techniques for Equine Joint Injections in an Ambulatory Environment.
Topics included in this discussion include:
- Establish the need for therapy
- Joint injections in the field doesn’t mean you are not careful and aseptic
- Proper prep of the horse—clipping is optional
- Good planning for prep of items to be used
- Proper prep of injection site
- Rapid and efficient procedure—don’t leave time between joint prep and injection
- Handling techniques
Thank you to Merck Animal Health for sponsoring this season of Disease Du Jour.
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