Pharmacological studies in various species of animals, including horses, have shown that the drug produces complete and effective anesthesia at dosages that are no more than half those needed when procaine is used.
The following dosages have generally proved satisfactory in the horse and are therefore suggested as a guide:
For nerve block (diagnosis of lameness, firing, pain relief in osteoarthritis, navicular disease)— 3 to 15 mL
For epidural anesthesia (animal standing)— 5 to 20 mL
For intra-articular anesthesia (removal of fracture chips, bone and bog spavin, arthritis)— 10 to 15 mL
For infiltration (alone or in combination with nerve block or intra-articular anesthesia)— as required
For anesthesia of the laryngeal mucosa prior to ventriculectomy CARBOCAINE-V Sterile Aqueous Solution may be administered topically or by infiltration or by a combination of the two. For topical application, a total of 25 to 40 mL applied by spray (3 mL/application) is usually adequate. For infiltration, 20 to 50 mL will suffice.