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Drawing blood is Child's Play!!!
Blood drawing by Kassondra Smith, 9 Years Old
Kassie with clippers 1. The first thing Kassie did was clip Ginger's neck so that she could more easily find the jugular vein. Feeling for vein 2. She then pinched off the vein so it would pop out, and proceeded to poke it with her finger to feel it "bounce." When it was firm she knew that it was ready.
Inserting the needle 3. Kassie then inserted the needle into the vein that was ready. Withdrawing blood 4. Kassie than drew back the plunger and the syringe proceeded to fill with the blood from Ginger's Jugular Vein.
Get the full 3cc 5. Kassie waits until she has almost the necessary 3 cc's before retracting the needle. full syringe 6. Kassie with her well deserved syringe full of blood...... and a smile to boot! Well-done kiddo!!!
transfer blood to a vial 7. Kassie inserts the needle of the syringe into a 3 cc vacuum blood-tube with special preservatives in it, so that it can be shipped off to Washington State University to be tested.

 

Please feel free to Email Kassondra personally at
Kassondra@dreamhighfarms.com

This page is courtesy of Dreamhigh Farms
Brian and Christy Reynolds-Smith, Owners
Hermiston, Oregon, USA

Visit their web site at http://www.dreamhighfarms.com

Vacuum pulls blood into vial 8. The vacuum sucks the blood into the tube.
Finished 9. Project complete: Ready to package up and ship off to the lab!

 

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