Drugs for sedating horses
The only downside is that you need to be able to get close to the animal and have it stay still enough for you to find a vein.
Some common reasons for horse sedation are: However, using sedation isn’t something to be taken lightly.
This article discusses sedatives and analgesics, including drugs that are administered intravenously, intramuscularly, orally or transmucosally.
Drugs administered by infiltration, and/or the epidural, perineural or intra-articular routes to provide local analgesia will be discussed in a second article, to be published in a subsequent issue of If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s Rights Link service.
It can affect the whole body and there are two side effects to be aware of: It is also worth noting that, once sedation is achieved, increasing the dose will not increase the level of sedation.
It will only increase the chances of side effects occurring.