Post by bugsy123in on Feb 28, 2007 23:58:06 GMT -5
I signed up way before christmas and again the day that raven posted..... still no email. Where it request business name what did ya'll put?? I put the name of our farm. (it is a required field so we have to put something)
Epinephrine is basically the same as adrenaline. It is produced by the adrenal medula and create a flight or fight response of the sympathetic nervous system. This is what you give a person directly in the heart when it has stopped. This is also what you inject if you have anaphylactic shock. This is the use for goats. If you vaccine for tetanus and your goat goes into shock then you need to administer this asap. Chances are that it is cheaper just to take the chance unless he or she is a beloved one.
Epi is cheap through your vet or a vet supply place that will sell to you. I will not be caught with out it. I pay under $5.00 a bottle and then am assured I can save a life if needed. I have heard that some asthma inhalers will do the same thing, but I don't have experience with that.
Cheryl, Have you ever had a goat go into shock? My vet and I have a very good working relationship and when I asked for Epi he said in his 21 years of practice he only had one animal go into shock and it was a dog. He did give me 2 doses and told me they would keep for a very long time in the fridge. I think it cost me $1 for the 2 and that was in the syringe with a needle. For that cost I can throw them away every year and get a couple more if need be. I vaccinate upwards of 70 head of animals each year (sheep, goats, horses, alpacas, cats) with no problems. I am surprised that the vets won't even give out 1 or 2 doses. Like I said my vet and I do pretty well. He doesn't know much about sheep or goats but is very willing to learn and when I get suggestions from here or the other good web sites he has never not given me what I think I need to try. Sometimes it may be cheaper to go to TSC but there is no guarentee that they will have what I want and they are 50 miles away.
Cindy Honeysuckle Farm
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Hi I have just come across this thread and I would like to know where to get epinephrine or adrenaline....my vets are not helpful at all and act like you are stupid and crazy for even asking for the stuff. Tractor supply does not carry it....Jeffers use to...but not any more....I really need to get some. Can anyone help !!! ?? thank you so much !!!!