Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Between two places in Canada!
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My friend's horses were just tranquilized to have their teeth floated. The vet gave the gelding a half dose, then another half dose when the first wasn't enough. I wasn't there, but this is the story I got: with the second half dose, the vet went THROUGH the vein that carries blood to the heart, instead depositing the tranq in the vein that goes to the brain. As a result, the half dose (I wasn't there so I don't know the exact measurement on what her 'half dose' was) went straight into his brain and resulted in a pretty bad seizure. After thrashing and smashing his head and running around literally on his chest (couldn't get his front legs under him I guess) he seems to be ok. The vet says there are no side effects to this. Has anyone had any experience with this / some input?
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