Effective swine health programs often require injections of vaccines, antibiotics, vitamins/supplements or other treatments. Each product has a specific and approved route of administration for maximum effectiveness. It is important to read and understand label directions for proper route of administration, injection site and dosage for the animal’s age and weight, paying special attention to appropriate withdrawal periods, when applicable.
Conscientious and effective administration of medications and vaccines is a high priority for all pork producers and swine caretakers. It is vital to develop standard operating procedures for handling and storage of vaccines and medications, selection of the proper syringe and needle used for injection, and hazard-free needle disposal.