The Evaluation of Jet Injection for use in Veterinary Medicine,
TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION
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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the jet injection technique for use in veterinary medicine, and attempt to show that jet injection was equal to, or superior to conventional needle and syringe injections. The dose delivery characteristics of the prototype jet injector were determined and statistically evaluated. Jet injected dye penetration studies were conducted in several species of domestic mammals, also in chickens and fish. The jet injector with modifications designed for use in animals was tested and found to be superior to the original equipment as designed for use in humans. Several adjunct studies i.e. intra-articular injections, nerve block anesthesia, permanent identification, and adjuvant injections were made and evaluated as to efficacy. Several experiments were conducted to compare jet injection with needle and syringe injection. radiopaque dye, modified live virus vaccine, and virulent VEE virus were the inoculums used. Radiographic studies in dogs highlights the similarities and differences of jet injected vs needle and syringe injected radiopaque dye.
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