Sedaquin Gel is an oral tranquilliser which provides rapid, dose dependent, relaxant and sedative effects in horses. Sedaquin Gel provides a safe, convenient and effective method for quietening excitable or nervous horses during training, transport, confinement or minor surgical and nonsurgical procedures such as dentistry and shoeing.
The required dose may vary depending on the individual temperament of the animal. When administering to male horses, geldings or stallions, use the lowest dose recommended to produce the required effect. Exceeding the recommended dose will not necessarily increase the sedative effects of Sedaquin Gel.
Strong sedation. 0.3 to 0.5 mg/kg bodyweight. Horses 450 to 500 kg: 4 to 7 mL. Light sedation. 0.15 to 0.2 mg/kg. Horses 450 to 500 kg: 2 to 3 mL. Sedaquin Gel is not recommended for light sedation in foals or ponies less than 175 kg, as doses less than 1 mL cannot be accurately administered. Administer Sedaquin Gel into the horse’s mouth. Remove cap from nozzle, turn ring to required dose setting, insert nozzle into mouth and depress plunger to deposit gel on back of the tongue. Lift chin and hold mouth closed for a few seconds to ensure the full dose is retained in the mouth. Replace cap on nozzle after use. During sedation horses will normally retain visual and auditory acuity, therefore loud sounds and rapid movements should be avoided. Tranquillising effect may be more pronounced if feed and water intake is limited during a period of five hours before dosing.
Administration to breeding stallions, as paralysis of the retractor penis muscle has been associated with the use of parenterally administered acepromazine maleate in horses. Safety in pregnant and lactating mares has not been established, therefore use in these animals is not recommended. This product is contraindicated in animals with epilepsy or those already exhibiting severe excitement. Tranquillisers are additive to the actions of other depressants and hypotensive agents. Use of this product in conjunction with organophosphates and/or hydrochloride is contraindicated as it may enhance activity and potential toxicity. Adrenaline (epinephrine) is contraindicated in the treatment of acute hypotension caused by overdose of acepromazine maleate as it may cause further depression of systemic blood pressure. Noradrenaline (norepinephrine) and/or supportive therapy may be used to counteract the cardiovascular effects of overdosage.