Legal Category: POM-V
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For sedation of horses.
Yellow-orange transparent gel for oral administration. Each ml contains acepromazine (as acepromazine maleate) 35.0 mg and methyl-4-hydroxybenzoate 0.65 mg and propyl-4-hydroxybenzoate 0.35 mg as preservatives.
Dosage and administration:
Moderate sedation: 0.15 mg acepromazine/kg bodyweight.
The dose may be varied to administer between ½ and 1 ½ times the above recommendation according to the level of sedation required, i.e. for mild sedation, administer half the recommended dose and for deeper sedation, administer 1 ½ times the recommended dose.
Because of the difficulties in ensuring the accurate delivery of small doses, the product should only be used in horses of less than 200kg bodyweight in accordance with a benefit / risk assessment by the responsible veterinarian.
The syringe is brought into the animal’s mouth and the suitable dose is pumped into the cheek pouch. The palatable gel can also be mixed with food.
Horses: Not for use in horses intended for human consumption. Treated horses should never be slaughtered for human consumption. The horse must be declared as not intended for human consumption under national horse passport regulation.
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