CARBOCAINE®-V Sterile Aqueous Solution (2% mepivacaine hydrochloride, USP) is recommended for infiltration, nerve block, intra-articular and epidural anesthesia for horses. It has also been found useful for topical anesthesia of the laryngeal mucosa prior to ventriculectomy.
As part of the trusted equine pain and sedation portfolio from Zoetis, CARBOCAINE-V provides rapid and marked local anesthesia lasting for several hours.
Recommended for infiltration, nerve block, intra-articular and epidural anesthesia for horses
Enables the veterinarian to proceed with intended equine health care procedures without delay and to complete work under desensitization, which is adequate even for prolonged operations
Includes the active ingredient mepivacaine hydrochloride, a safe and effective local anesthetic
For palmar digital nerve blocks, CARBOCAINE-V was shown to be fully effective between 15 minutes and one hour post injection. The analgesic effect began to subside between one to two hours, but sufficient analgesia persisted to affect gait characteristics beyond two hours.1
1 Bidwell LA, Brown KE, Cordier A, Mullineaux DR, Clayton HM. Mepivacaine local anaesthetic duration in equine palmar digital nerve blocks. Equine Vet J. 2004;36(8):723-726. doi:10.2746/0425164044848154
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: Do not use CARBOCAINE-V in horses intended for human consumption. Avoid intravenous administration. See full Prescribing Information.