he answer to safer, easier IV’s
Make a frozen popsicle using a 20 cc. or 35
cc. syringe casing, water and a tongue blade.
Holding the popsicle to the jugular for 30 to 45
seconds will numb the area prior to the needle stick.
You will be surprised how the most difficult ones will respond to this simple technique. Dr. Redden uses this technique on most all weanlings and yearlings as a training aid. They learn to overcome their fear of shots and those that are already very difficult to inject are immediately more receptive. This little tip can keep you in practice another ten years as it makes IV's so much easier and safer. The tough ones can get you.