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Caustic Dehorning Paste (Canada)

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Caustic Dehorning Paste

This treatment applies to the following species:
Company: Solvet

Sodium hydroxide/Calcium hydroxide paste

DIN 02381583

Veterinary Use Only


EXTREMELY CORROSIVE. Gloves should always be worn when using Caustic Dehorning Paste. Keep out of reach of children. Do not ingest. Avoid contact with eyes or skin. If ingested, give lemon, grapefruit or orange juice or vinegar in large amounts followed by olive oil. In case of contact with eyes, flush with plenty of water or a 5% boric acid solution. In case of skin contact, flood with water, then wash with vinegar. Call a physician.

Active Ingredients

Contains Sodium hydroxide 46.0% w/w and Calcium hydroxide 18.4% w/w

Caustic Dehorning Paste Indications

For use as an aid to prevent horn growth and remove horn buttons on calves.

Directions For Use

With shears or clippers, remove the hair over the horn buttons. Using petrolatum or any petrolatum based ointment, apply a ring around the button area. This will stop the paste from running off the horn button. Shake the Caustic Dehorning Paste bottle well. Remove the top and apply a thin film with a wood applicator on the horn buttons as soon as they can be felt. Two to three drops should be sufficient. Isolate the treated calves for 30 minutes to prevent paste removal by rubbing. Protect calves from rain and snow for 6 hours to allow the paste to penetrate. Repeat only as directed by a veterinarian.

Cautions: Keep away from all parts of the animal except the horn buttons. Should the Caustic Dehorning Paste be applied too heavily and running results, wash the areas contacted with plenty of water and then vinegar. This will stop the corrosion caused by the paste and neutralize its activity. In case of bleeding, apply Hemo-Stat Powder or administer Vitamin K. These will aid clotting of the blood. Should the bleeding persist, consult your veterinarian.


Store below 25°C. Keep from freezing. Keep container tightly closed and store in a safe place when not in use.

Presentation: 85g

Product Code: CDP85

Alberta Veterinary Laboratories Ltd., 411-19th Street SE, Calgary, AB T2E 6J7

CPN: 1973005.0

Telephone:   403-456-2245
Toll-Free:   877-456-2755
Fax:   403-207-6074
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