Comment endormir un cheval ?
Si le cheval est très nerveux, il est possible de lui administrer un sédatif ou un tranquillisant par voie intramusculaire 15 à 30 minutes avant l’induction. Selon le protocole utilisé, le cheval se couche en 30 secondes à 3 minutes. Deux ou 3 personnes sont nécessaires pour aider le cheval à se coucher doucement.
What is ketamine and how does it work?
- Ketamine is a general anesthetic with powerful dissociative and psychedelic effects. Though it has a long history as a club drug, ketamine has more recently been hailed as a breakthrough therapy for depression. Last year, it was approved by the FDA and, now, thousands of ketamine clinics are opening all over the world.
What is ketamine used for in veterinary anesthetics?
- In veterinary anesthesia, ketamine is often used for its anesthetic and analgesic effects on cats, dogs, rabbits, rats, and other small animals. It is highly used in induction and anesthetic maintenance in horses. It is an important part of the « rodent cocktail », a mixture of drugs used for anesthetizing rodents.
What is the role of ketamine in the prehospital setting?
- Ketamine is especially useful in the prehospital setting, due to its effectiveness and low risk of respiratory depression. Ketamine has similar efficacy to opioids in a hospital emergency department setting for management of acute pain and for control of procedural pain.
Is ketamine safe for dogs and cats?
- Technically it is approved for use in humans, other primates, and cats. It is also commonly used for other animals such as dogs and of course horses. It is used for induction of general anesthesia. Ketamine has many uses. In veterinary medicine as with people it is used as a tranquilizer or an anesthetic.