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Read and comprehend the medicine label! All information will be found here.

Knowing the weight of the animal will help calculate an accurate dose


Ask your Vet to provide training, advice sheets and treatment protocols for all team members.

Medicines should be stored at the appropriate temperature

1. Identify the condition you are treating, the best medicine to administer,

the dose rate, route of administration and the withdrawal periods.

Calibrate equipment so that dose rate is

within 5% of that expected

Practical Guide


A clean needle and syringe should be used for each treatment.

For medicines in an oil suspension, shake the bottle well before drawing up the dose. Do not

shake vaccines vigorously.

Do not leave the needle in the bottle after drawing up the dose required.

Use the correct size syringe.

Calibrate your drenching gun or vaccinator: Inject a dose into a syringe or multiple doses

into a measuring cylinder. The dose rate should be within 5% of that expected.

Ensure the safety of both the animal and administrator when treating.

Always complete the treatment programme.

2. Administration of the medicine

Store fridge products such as vaccines at the appropriate temperature.

Keep all drugs stored in brown bottles out of direct sunlight.

Dispose of all used needles, syringes and unused medicines in sharps/

pharmaceutical waste bins.

3. Storage and disposal