CARBOCAINE®-V Sterile Aqueous Solution (2% mepivacaine hydrochloride, USP) is recommended for infiltration, nerve block, intra-articular and epidural anesthesia for horses. It has also been found useful for topical anesthesia of the laryngeal mucosa prior to ventriculectomy.
Recommended for infiltration, nerve block, intra-articular and epidural anesthesia for horses
Enables the veterinarian to proceed with intended equine health care procedures without delay and to complete work under desensitization, which is adequate even for prolonged operations
Includes the active ingredient mepivacaine hydrochloride, a safe and effective local anesthetic
For palmar digital nerve blocks, CARBOCAINE-V was shown to be fully effective between 15 minutes and one hour post injection. The analgesic effect began to subside between one to two hours, but sufficient analgesia persisted to affect gait characteristics beyond two hours.
Dosage varies depending on anesthetic technique, body area to be desensitized and the surgical procedure.
For nerve block (diagnosis of lameness, pain relief in osteoarthritis, navicular disease) — 3 to 15 mL
For epidural anesthesia (animal standing) ? 5 to 20 mL
For intra-articular anesthesia (removal of fracture chips, bone and bog spavin, arthritis) — 10 to 15 mL
For infiltration (alone or in combination with nerve block or intra-articular anesthesia) — as required
For anesthesia of the laryngeal mucosa prior to ventriculectomy, CARBOCAINE-V may be administered topically, by infiltration or by a combination of the two.
For topical application — a total of 25 to 40 mL applied by spray