Date: 2008-09-21 00:17:49 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: What is best way to use lancet for BG? update on ferret with pink urethra
I am also wondering about the angle and the depth of a puncture on the
tail, concern of course being the spinal cord.
The AlphaTrak is what my vet clinic uses as well. I had purchased the
kit to use at home. I stuck myself with it to test it and it was very
painful and there was no way I could bring myself to use that lancet
on my fuzzy. Its like a thumb tac - even the vet tech opted to use a
finer gauge needle, which took 5 jabs as it was before she got any
blood from the toe pad. I donated the whole kit to the exotics
section of the clinic since they didn't have their own, now they do.
Karen can you give us a bit more detailed instructions on how to use a
lancet like Meryl describes on the tail?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Meryl Faulkner"
> Your method sounds a lot better/easier than the toes. ...
> I'm using an Alphatrak - its lancets have no adjustable setting. They
> have a cap that comes off, and the lancet (3mm long) is exposed above
> the plastic holder. When you say highest setting, presumably you mean
> the the lancet tip is at its longest setting so you get a deeper
> stick? And presumably you stick on the side of the tail close to the
> tip rather than "head on" to the tip which would be hard to do anyway
> I would think. Sorry for the questioning, but want to get it right
> first time.
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