Equithesin


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Equithesin

a mixture of chloral hydrate, magnesium sulfate and pentobarbital used as an anesthetic, especially for horses. Thirty years ago this was the preferred equine anesthetic. It was very safe, the dose rate was easy to adjust and the anesthesia was good and could be maintained for several hours. It had the disadvantage of having to be freshly mixed just before use.
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Equithesin, a commercial mixture of chloral hydrate, magnesium sulfate, and pentobarbital sodium, was also used on occasion but some "birds never woke up" with the use of this long-lasting barbiturate (Altman 2012, Spink 2013).