Limit injection-site defects

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Injection-site lesions found in the rump area of your cull cows can reduce the economic value of cuts of meat, such as the round.

The National Cattlemen's Beef Association outlines these steps to help you improve injection practices:

1.Give all injections in the neck or shoulder region, not in the round..

2.Read the product label and information before administering the product. Ask your veterinarian if you have questions.

3.Avoid intramuscular injections whenever another route of administration is available.

4.Use the tenting technique — grasp the skin between your fingers and lift it away from the animal — to inject the product just below the skin

5.Never mix products.

6.When selecting an injectable product to use, ask your animal health supplier to provide documentation which shows the injectable product does not cause tissue damage.

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