Acepromazine is a CNS depressant with associated activity on the autonomic system. ACP is an effective tranquilliser which produces calming and relaxation. ACP causes minimal muscle relaxation or ataxia, and minimal analgesia. As a preanaesthetic agent, acepromazine can reduce the amount of barbiturate necessary for inducing anaesthesia by one-third. It potentiates both barbiturate and gaseous anaesthetics.
Anaesthetic premedication, tranquilliser and travel sickness suppressant. Small doses will provide tranquillisation and handling of otherwise intractable animals. Loading and transportation, examination of the penis, feet and teeth, dystocias are all facilitated. As an adjunct in the treatment of tetanus and spasmodic colic in horses. ACP can be combined with Thiazine 100 or Detomo Vet to reduce the dose of each and thus reduce adverse cardiopulmonary depression and ataxia. ACP can be used as part of the premedication to reduce the dose of anaesthetic required.
Can be used in horses, cattle, pigs and sheep. Give by intramuscular or slow intravenous injection.
0.25 to 0.5 mL/50 kg bodyweight.
Administer 1 – 3 minutes prior to the desired effect and await clinical signs of tranquillisation before travel or subsequent administration of anaesthetic. For tranquillisation adjust dosage to maintain desired
effect for the duration of travel or procedure.
Meat Witholding Period: DO NOT USE less than 2 days before slaughter for human consumption.
Milk collected from cows/ewes/does within 48 hours following treatment MUST NOT BE USED for human consumption or processing, or fed to bobby calves.
Acepromazine is a potent vasodilator and should be used with caution in situations of low blood pressure or poor cardiac output.