Sedalin Gel Paste offers a natural and easy formula to sedate a horse. It can have different responses to the Paste, including an anti-emetic, sight antihistaminic and general tranquillising effect. The effects of Sedalin Gel Paste vary between animals and species.
- 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.
- Not for use in animals in shock or post traumatically, or with existing severe emotional excitation or epilepsy
- Sedation lasts for approximately six hours, although the actual time and depth of sedation are very dependent on the status of the individual animal.
- Increasing the dosage results in prolonged action and side effects but no greater sedation.
- Do not use in cases of post traumatic hypovolemia.
- In the case of accidental ingestion by a human, contact a physician showing the pack insert or product label to the physician. Wash hands and exposed skin thoroughly after use. Persons with sensitive skin or in continuous contact are advised to wear impermeable gloves. Avoid contact with eyes. If accidental eye contact occurs, flush gently with running water for 15 minutes and seek medical advice if any irritation persists.
Sedalin Gel Paste:
- Since acepromazine decreases sympathetic nervous system tone, a transient drop in blood pressure may occur after its administration.
- Acepromazine inhibits temperature regulation.
The following reversible changes are possible:
- Because it increases prolactin secretion, the administration of acepromazine may lead to disturbances in fertility.
- Penile prolapse may occur due to the relaxation of the retractor penis muscles. Retraction of the penis should be visible within two to three hours. If this does not take place, it is advised to contact a veterinary surgeon. Lack of retraction is of particular concern in breeding stallions. Acepromazine has caused paraphimosis sometimes in a sequel to priapism.
Acepromazine (as acepromazine maleate) 35.0 mg, Methyl-4-hydroxybenzoate 0.65 mg, Propyl-4-hydroxybenzoate 0.35 mg.