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Funkyphilly

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Funkyphilly says:

Sedalin

 Hi again!
Its time to take Bertie's staples out... Oh the joys!

I spoke with the vet, who has advised that I give him a little sedalin, just to relax him enough to drop his head and stop him trying to itch on me.

I have never used sedalin before, is it like a vet sedation? How long does it take to get into his system and how long does it stay in? Can he be turned out straight away? I know that with sedation he had to wait an hour before being allowed to eat anything, would this be the same? 

Thanks all xx

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greyandbay

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greyandbay says:

Re: Sedalin

I had to give Bracken sedation (Domosedan, sounds like a similar, if not the same thing) earlier in the year when the local hunt was meeting just down the road from us, as she gets absolutely hyper, sweats up and gallops about and won't calm down for ages after - she used to hunt and wants to join in again, poor girl!

I was told to give it about 45 - 60 minutes to work, and that was probably about right, she was out in her field, but away from the others, had her on a lead rope to start, and she wandered about nibbling grass, and then started drooping, and then planted her feet well apart when she could feel herself going wobbly, and eventually she just stood there with her head down.

Took the lead rope off and stayed with her, she did move slightly now and then, but nothing too much, and she stayed like that for about 3 hours at least, then gradually started to come round, although it actually took about 12 hours to properly come out of her system. as she was still a bit dopey in the evening.

She ate grass again as soon as she started coming round, I hadn't been told not to let het eat, and it didn't do her any harm.

Good luck with taking the staples out - do you have to do it yourself then, or does the vet come out to do it?

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Bluesnow05

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Bluesnow05 says:

Re: Sedalin

 Grey and Bay I use Dormosedan and i thought you're not meant to let them near food either before or during the sedation!! Didn't your vet explain that to you?  Dormosedan is far far stronger than sedalin and is the same stuff as they inject basically.  I've used sedalin before and it didn't do anything to misty, she was just the same as normal.  Cant remember about the food for that but if you read the leaflet that comes in the packet it should explain clearly.  I'd maybe keep her food away for at least 2 or 3 hours.

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Funkyphilly

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Funkyphilly says:

Re: Sedalin

Well, a very quick update...

My boy was a total angel, I expected him to be a nightmare... He loves his head being itched, so everytime I have been looking at it and keeping it clean he trys to rub me. Also he isnt great with clipping and bathing round his face and ears BUT he was awesome! Brought him in, gave him a good face scratch and groom then just got on with the removeal. Very quick, very calm and chilled, so happy with him! No sedalin required!

Grey and bay... was shocked that the vet suggested it, but she was confident that I could manage it, and to be honest it was much easier than I expected. She did say to call her if there were any problems but im glad I tried it first. I borrowed the right equiptment from a local small animal vet, look a bit like scissors but have holes so the staples pop out. xx

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