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Garth Pig Stockmanship Standards

Disposal of bottles, syringes and needles

Section: Stockmanship Standards

Disposal of bottles, syringes and needles

To fulfil current UK COSHH requirements the following recommendations are made:

Disposal of bottles, syringes and needles
Needles
1 All needles and scalpel blades must be disposed of in a Sharps bin which should be stored in the medicine storage area.
2 Once full, the Sharps bin can be returned to the veterinarian. However, the Sharps bin must be sealed with the name of the farm clearly labelled on the side.
3 No plastics (including syringes) or glass should be placed in the Sharps bin.
Syringes
1 All used syringes must be disposed of by placing in a plastic bag held in the medicine storage area. The bag should be clearly labelled "Used syringes only".
2 Used or expired plastic medicine bottles can be disposed of through the "Used syringe bag".
3 Do not place needles or glass in the "used syringe bag".
4 The bag of used syringes can be disposed of through the veterinarian
5 The plastic syringe cases can be disposed through the routine refuse collection service.
Medicine Bottles
1 All used and expired glass medicine bottles should be disposed of by placing in a separate bag labelled "Medicine bottles".
2 Do not place needles or syringes in the "Medicine bottles" bag.
3 Bottles of prostaglandin (PlanateTM, LutalyseTM or EstrumateTM) must be returned to the veterinarian separately not through the routine glass disposal system.
4 Once half full the medicine bottle bag can be disposed of through your vet.


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Buy Pig Stockmanship Standards Extracted from Garth Pig Stockmanship Standards*
written by Dr John Carr.

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