safe re­cov­ery from SE­DA­TION

EQUUS - - Eq Handson I -

When a horse needs to stand still for a tricky pro­ce­dure, a short-act­ing seda­tive can be a boon to the vet­eri­nar­ian, horse and owner alike. Af­ter the pro­ce­dure, how­ever, you’ll need to do what you can to keep your horse from hurt­ing him­self un­til the seda­tive wears off.

As a gen­eral rule, the ef­fects of se­da­tion end about an hour af­ter the drug is ad­min­is­tered. The tim­ing de­pends on

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