Sheep (England): Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock (PB5162)

Health: Dosing and Vaccination Equipment


  1. Care should be taken to ensure that all equipment used in dosing, vaccination and treatment is maintained to a satisfactory standard. Equipment used for any injections should be frequently cleansed and sterilised to avoid infections. Ideally, disposable needles should be used. Dosing gun nozzles should be of a size suitable for the age of the sheep. Hazardous objects such as needles should be disposed of safely in accordance with current legislation.
  2. Where necessary, the shepherd should receive training in the use and maintenance of equipment used for dosing, vaccination and treatment.
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