It also plays a valuable role in surgical procedures where the horse remains standing.“You can do a better job of stitching a leg wound, for example, if the horse is standing calmly and not trying to kick you,” she points out.Sedating to clip – a hairy job in more ways than one!Hi there all – I have been asked about sedating horses to clip them quite a lot lately, so I thought I would explain some of the drugs used, including estimate prices.It's outside the scope of this to discuss fully but am always happy to chat with you about it if you are interested.
Now a new drug, Dormosedan Gel is making sedation of horses safer and easier.However im not sure if your really supposed to sedate a horse to travel?im sure ppl do it somewhere but its not something i would feel comfortable doing i guess my gut instinct is to tell her she will need to get someone else to travel the horse. Once when Olive had colic and was being taken to Rossdales for surgery. SHe was sedated for the next few journeys to and fro as well (she had to go for a lot of check ups.)BUT it was only because it was an emergency, and the check ups were during a time when I wasn't allowed to do anything with her (box rest) so no practicing was allowed. I'd far rather get the horse ok with loading and travelling.Dormosedan Gel contains the same drug – detomidine – that is commonly given by intravenous injection for sedation of even the most factious animals.Dormosedan Gel containing 7.6 mg/ml (40mcg/kg) detomidine, induces sedation and analgesia with the efficacy and recovery comparable to the proven and trusted sedative, Dormosedan injection.