Blood collection tubes??

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by sixshooterfarm, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. sixshooterfarm

    sixshooterfarm New Member

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    Oct 18, 2007
    Valley Springs, Ca
    I cannot seem to find where I can buy red top blood collection tubes so that I can get my herd tested?? Valley Vet or Jeffers does not have them, where do you guys get them??
     
  2. cjpup

    cjpup Guest

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    Dec 1, 2007
    I get mine from my local veterinarian. They give them to me for free but a different vet charges for them (I think it was like .25 cents or something like that.

    CJ
     

  3. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    I think you can get them from PBS animal health.
     
  4. bigoakfarm

    bigoakfarm New Member

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    Oct 5, 2007
    Kentucky
    I got mine on eBay. 100 for about $10. According to Pan Am labs, the expiration date doesn't matter on red top tubes since there are no coagulants in them anyway.

    Kristen
     
  5. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    Do you guys draw your own blood??
     
  6. sixshooterfarm

    sixshooterfarm New Member

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    Oct 18, 2007
    Valley Springs, Ca
    I have drawn blood a hundred or so times, I used to work on a dairy goat farm, and I always thought that a vet had to do the blood drawing when it came to CAE testing. To have the vet do 35 animals it was gonna cost me close to a $1000 to do it, I draw my own blood and do it myself $250.... yeah I think I will do it myself! Thanks, Guys!
     
  7. cjpup

    cjpup Guest

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    Dec 1, 2007
    My dad draws the blood from out goats. He is a human paramedic so he knows what he is doing. Ive never actually done it myself. I know there are a lot of How-tos on the web about drawing blood. Do some reasearch
     
  8. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    I have looked at a few How to sites, but I wanted to see if any of you guys did it yourself lol.
     
  9. sixshooterfarm

    sixshooterfarm New Member

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    Oct 18, 2007
    Valley Springs, Ca
    It is very easy! Shave the neck, look for the big vein put the needle in at an angle, pull back on the syringe and wala you have blood!!! Very simple, if I can do it, any one can do it!!
     
  10. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    Thanks Rachel you gave me some confidence. Is there any chance you would accidently .... um kill them, you know poking into the jugular it seems like they would bleed.... or something. lol
     
  11. sixshooterfarm

    sixshooterfarm New Member

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    Oct 18, 2007
    Valley Springs, Ca
    Well umn you are poking the needle into the jugular vein lol. You will be just fine, and trust me I have done it to a 200 pound lamanch abuck who HATED people, even tho I wanted to kill him I dident, like I said if I can do it, ANYONE CAN!!! lol once you figure it out you will be just fine!
     
  12. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    LOL I meant bleed to death hahaha that sounded sooooo blonde!
     
  13. sixshooterfarm

    sixshooterfarm New Member

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    Oct 18, 2007
    Valley Springs, Ca
    I knew exactly what you meant, accidently tear the artery or punture it too hard, with that buck throwing himself around and me trying to be careful and he dident bleed to death, you will be fine, I think it would be very very hard to tear it. Quit panicking, it is very easy, if you lived closer I would show you! hehe your dident sound blonde lol
     
  14. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    Haha, I wish we did live closer lol. The vet is coming out to dehorn so I think I'll watch him draw blood on someone, I have no problems with shots and I'm not a squeamish person or anything so I think I may be able to conquer it. (sorry to steal your thread)
     
  15. sixshooterfarm

    sixshooterfarm New Member

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    Oct 18, 2007
    Valley Springs, Ca
    Oh no no you dident steal my thread, I got my question answered and so did you! go ahead hijack my thread i dont care lol!