Sodium Anaesthetic Injection
For general anaesthesia in dogs, cats, horses, cows, pigs and sheep
Directions for use
Use contents within 180 days of first broaching vial. Discard unused product.
For general anaesthesia inject 20-30mg/kg or 1mL per 2-2.5kg bodyweight I.V. Inject slowly over 5-10 minutes and to effect.
Average doses required are as follows:
Dogs: 27.6mg/kg bodyweight or 2.3mL per 5kg bodyweight
Cats: 22.8mg/kg bodyweight or 1.9mL per 5kg bodyweight
Horses: 16.8mg/kg bodyweight or 1.4mL per 5kg bodyweight
Cows, pigs and sheep: 24mg/kg bodyweight or 2.0mL per 5kg bodyweight.
NOTE: Individual animals may vary in tolerance. Intraperitoneal administration can be used in emergency or where it is impossible to enter the vein, but this method is less satisfactory.
Injection (multidose vial): 100mL glass, 100mL plastic
Pentobarbitone Sodium 60mg/mL
Severe renal or hepatic disease. Caesarean section; the product crosses the placental barrier and causes severe CNS depression in the newborn animal.
Inject slowly over 5-10 minutes; pause frequently to observe the animal. Brachycephalic animals, especially dogs may have difficulty in breathing when under anaesthesia; use only for light anaesthesia in these animals. Intubation is recommended. Oxygen should be available. Watch for voluminous salivation in cattle. Keep the animal’s head low to prevent possible regurgitation or choking. Premedication will generally reduce the dose of Ilium Pentobarbitone Sodium Anaesthetic Injection required. Severely ill animals, or those suffering with anaemia or in poor condition, should receive substantially lower doses.
Narcotic excitement can occur during induction or recovery, particularly if the animal is stimulated. The use of Ilium Pentobarbitone Sodium Anaesthetic Injection alone in the horse may occasionally be attended by rearing and falling backwards to induction. Greyhound and other dogs of a similar body type (low percentage of body fat) will often show a markedly prolonged time of anaesthesia, and use should be attended with caution in these breeds.
MEAT: DO NOT ADMINISTER later than 28 days before slaughter for human consumption.
MILK: Milk collected from cows within 7 days following treatment MUST NOT BE USED for human consumption or processing.
Store below 30ºC (Room Temperature).