I was all ready to draw blood from three of our goats for CAE and CL testing. I already have the kit from Biotracking and all of the papers filled out to send the samples to WADDL tomorrow morning. I located my first doe's vein and shaved the area. I twisted the needle into the clear container thing and sanitized my hands then her skin where I planned to draw the blood. My dad held her head at a 30 degree angle and I pushed the needle in. Before I had a chance to reach down and grab the red top tub, her blood gushed all over my hand and the floor. I pulled the needle out and quickly and stopped the bleeding. I sanitized the are several times and gave her lots of hugs, kisses, and extra food. Now I just feel terrible and I am too afraid to stab that giant needle into her neck again. I feel like I am going to introduce some sort of bacteria or injure her. I feel bad and like I should have been able to do it. In all the videos I watched, the needle part just stuck in the skin (even in people) with no blood coming out until the red top tube was inserted. What did I do wrong and how am I going to have time to do this before her next heat???