Atravet 10 mg Injectable (Canada)

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Atravet 10 mg Injectable

This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: Boehringer

ACEPROMAZINE MALEATE INJECTION, USP

STERILE

DIN 00053023

VETERINARY USE ONLY

Description

TRANQUILIZER

ATRAVET depresses the action of the central nervous system, suppressing spontaneous motor activity and producing prolonged muscle relaxation.

The toxicity of ATRAVET is extremely low; no harmful effects on renal or hepatic function, or on hemopoietic activity have been found.

Active Ingredient per mL: Acepromazine maleate, USP 10 mg

Preservative: Benzyl alcohol 1% w/v

Atravet 10 mg Injectable Indications

For use in cattle, sheep, swine, goats and horses as an aid in tranquilizing animals:

a. Before loading

b. To facilitate restraint

c. To control hyperexcitability

d. As a pre-anesthetic agent in major and minor surgery

In colts - As an aid in breaking colts

In bulls and cows - To tranquilize animals for artificial insemination procedures

For use in dogs and cats as an aid in tranquilizing animals:

a. To facilitate restraint

b. As an aid in the control of hyperexcitability, vomiting, licking and scratching

c. As a pre-anesthetic agent in major and minor surgery

d. As an aid in breeding high strung bitches

Atravet 10 mg Injectable Dosage And Administration

Sheep and goats: Sedation: Administer 0.05 mg to 0.1 mg per kg IM

Cattle: Sedation: 0.01 to 0.02 mg per kg IV or 0.03 to 0.1 mg per kg IM

Sedation prior to local anesthesia: 0.1 mg per kg IM

Swine: Sedation: Administer 0.01 mg to 0.2 mg per kg IV or IM

Dogs: Sedation: 0.025 to 0.2 mg per kg IV to a maximum dose of 3 mg IV or 0.1 to 0.25 mg per kg IM or SC

Pre-Anesthetic: 0.03 mg to 0.2 mg per kg IV, IM or SC with a maximum dose of 3 mg IV

Cats: Sedation: 0.05 mg to 0.11 mg per kg IV, IM or SC with a maximum dose of 1 mg IV

Horses: Pre-anesthetic: 0.02 to 0.05 mg per kg IV

Tranquilization: 0.04 mg to 0.1 mg per kg IM

Dosages may be repeated in 10 hours.

As a preloading dose for cattle, sheep, goats, horses and swine, administer 25 mg/454 kg IV or 75 mg/454 kg IM one hour before loading.

Contraindications

Phenothiazine derivatives are contraindicated in animals being treated with organophosphates, succinylcholine or other cholinesterase inhibitors. Contraindicated in animals with hypovolemia or shock.

Epinephrine is contraindicated in the treatment of acepromazine maleate overdosage.

Atravet 10 mg Injectable Cautions

In horses, paralysis of the retractor penis muscle has been associated with the use of phenothiazine-derivative tranquilizers. This risk should be duly considered prior to the administration of acepromazine maleate to male horses (castrated and uncastrated). Use lower doses and use with caution when administering to animals with hepatic dysfunction, cardiac disease or general debilitation, due to possible prolongation of effect.

Warnings

Keep out of reach of children. Treated animals must not be slaughtered for use in food for at least 7 days after the latest treatment with this drug. Milk taken from treated animals during treatment and within 48 hours after the latest treatment must not be used as food. Do not use in horses that are to be slaughtered for use in food.

Storage

Store at room temperature 15° to 25°C

Supplied

ATRAVET 10 mg Injectable 50 mL DIN 00053023

Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd., 5180 South Service Road, Burlington, Ontario L7L 5H4

11760

A2400E

NAC No.: 12300681

BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD.
5180 SOUTH SERVICE ROAD, BURLINGTON, ON, L7L 5H4
Customer Care No.:   800-567-1885
Technical Services No.:   1-877-565-5501
Website:   www.boehringer-ingelheim.ca
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