In horses, due to gastrointestinal side effects, cytotoxic drugs tend to be administered locally, (intralesionally), or topically to cancerous lesions.Systemic administration by intravenous can be used but is more limited in the treatment of horses.It is usually available as the salt detomidine hydrochloride.
She cautioned that “if the animal is already agitated or excited, it’s difficult for these drugs to work.
Chemotherapy is becoming a more frequently utilized therapy for treatment of cancer in horses.
While people tend to think sedatives & tranquilizers are indistinguishable, they are actually very different and have disparate effects on our horses.
Here are some notable differences between the two drug types: Alcohol produces sedation in humans. Tranquilizers are central nervous system-depressant drugs classified as sedative-hypnotics.
Bute is an inexpensive, highly effective treatment for inflammation and pain that can be injected intravenously or given orally to horses as a powder or paste.