Acting as a muscle relaxant through its effects on the central nervous system, it is commonly used for short-term sedation, and treatment and management of colic.
Xylazine has several important uses, including short-term sedation, and treatment and management of colic.
We did have one farrier that always had sedative for the problem horses that she would give if needed.
“The demeanor of the practitioner is of utmost importance to the success of the floating,” she says.Both sides of the sedation issue have pertinent, valid points. She specializes in holistic medicine and carefully considers the possibility of any negative effects before administering drugs to her patients. Seelye has observed, “Horses allowed to live more naturally on pasture with a variety of plants and grasses to graze on, typically maintain a better mouth than horses kept stalled or fed predominately hay -- ground feeding being an important aspect of allowing the horse to eat, chew, swallow and digest correctly.However,” she adds, "genetics do play a role in the overall health of the dental condition.” Dr.I actually helped her give it to one of the monsters once.And I've also yet to meet a dentist that doesn't sedate horses but then again I think they were licensed vets as well (and I've only met a handful).