Date: 2009-04-02 11:39:22 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Washing Feeding Syringes
I'm sure that you go thru a lot more syringes than us (we have 6 ferrets, 2 currently on meds), but what I do is buy 'cheap' syringes (see link below for an example) in boxes of 100. I use one syringe for one med only, keeping it in a sandwich baggie with the med. I wash with hot water only after every use, and when the med is done I throw out the syringe. Or, after a week or so, I throw it out anyway. At 15 cents each or less, it makes sense to do that rather than risk any growth of bacteria. I also keep the syringes with the meds in the fridge (for those meds that are supposed to be refridgerated).
I guess the main thing is that if you use inexpensive syringes, it's easier to justify throwing them out more often to avoid any potential problems. I've also done searches on Amazon.com and come up with inexpensive syringes sold 100 per box.
This link is for 3.0 ml syringes, a box of 100, for just $12. I've ordered a couple of things from this company in the past and they are reliable.
In Memory of Neo
Caring for Trinny, Morphy, Baby Girl, Luna, Dozer, and Parker
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