This dose will result in marked sedation, suitable for carrying out minor surgical procedures with the use of a local anesthetic.When tranquilizing horses for minor procedures, such as clipping, braiding, or for shipping, doses of 0.5-1 mgl100 Ib.
Intravenous and intramuscular administration is recommended at a dosage of 2-4 mg100 IBM of body weight.
Acepromazine is a very useful tranquilizer that depresses the central nervous system, causing sedation, relaxation, and a reduction in involuntary movements.
It does not provide any relief from pain, however, and will not prevent a horse from moving or kicking (possibly slower) if it is startled or feels pain.
of body weight will usually prove adequate and leave the horse with enough muscular coordination so that tailing is not a serious problem.
THE DOSAGE OF ACEPROMAZINE MALEATE MUST BE INDIVIDUALIZED.