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The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension reminds livestock farmers of the importance of injection placement in cattle. When administering medications, hormones or other inputs, extension educators say injections should be placed in “economically less important cuts of meat.”

Hindquarter injections in cattle should be avoided and instead administered within a triangle on the animal’s neck. Place injections from ahead of the point of the shoulder and above the vertebrae to below the nuchal ligament. Subcutaneous injections are also an important way to reduce the risk of tissue damage, along with the correct needle size, gauge and length.

Read more on appropriate injection administration here.


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