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How to drench a sheep or goat 1) Use drench gun or oral dosing syringe with long metal nozzle. 2) Make sure nozzle is smooth and appropriate size for animal. 3) Pressure check and calibrate drench gun (syringe) before use. 4) Weigh animals to make sure weight estimations are accurate and proper dose will be given. 5) Properly restrain animal. 6) Hold chin at as natural an angle as possible 7) Gently place the nozzle into the corner of the mouth (between incisors and molars) to deliver drench over back of tongue.

DRENCHING Administering a drug in liquid form orally to an animal. It is the recommended way to deworm a sheep or goat.

8) Squeeze gently. 9) Watch that animal swallows drug. University of Maryland Extension programs are open to all citizens without regard to race, color, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, or national origin.

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How to drench a sheep goat goat  

by Susan Schoenian (2019)

How to drench a sheep goat goat  

by Susan Schoenian (2019)

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