April 19 2010 07:57 AM

Feb 10 Handy Hint:

PVC Pipe Keeps IV in Place

Sometimes to start an IV on a standing cow in a headlock can be a two-person job (one person to hold the bottle, the other to insert the line into the needle). I made up this PVC insert which fits nicely into our posts. To prevent the IV bottle from sliding the whole way down the post, I fastened a carriage bolt through the pipe, while the angled connector holds the 500-ml bottle without slipping through.
Justin Risser