Bunnies, Bovines, & Birds 4-H Club Learning About Animal Injections

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The Bunnies, Bovines, & Birds 4-H Club had fun and learned a lot about giving different types of animal injections by practicing on fruit, chicken, and flowers.

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Elsa Holland learning about subcutaneous injections using an orange.

The club was taught about subcutaneous, intramuscular, and intravenous injections using oranges, bananas, raw chicken breast with the skin on, and hollow-stem flowers. The youth didn’t want to practice on their animals so they were allowed to learn skills that they needed and never harmed their animal by using this method of teaching.

Volunteers and parents joined in to work on their injection skills themselves.

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Parents Chris and Melissa Holland along with visiting guest Johnny Johnson(L) seeing if they can do as well as Elsa with their subcutaneous injections.

The Bunnies, Bovines, & Birds 4-H Club meets the 3rd Monday of each month, at 6:30 p.m. at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Cherokee County Center second-floor conference room, 40 Peachtree Street, Murphy. Contact Shannon Coleman for more information about the club, shannon_coleman@ncsu.edu or call 828-837-2210 ext. 4.