Handy Hint: November 2014
Keep vaccines convenient and cool
I'd like to make an addition to the handy hint, "Keep vaccination supplies handy," which appeared on page 549 of the August 25, 2014, issue. To keep the vaccines cool, I would mount a small six-pack-size portable cooler with frozen ice packs on the same post for convenience at chute side, or put ice packs in the carpenter apron. If vaccines become too warm during administration, they may not be effective in eliciting the proper immune response.
Joan S. Bowen, D.V.M., Colorado