Risks of sedating

24-Nov-2017 23:18

The consequences of a horse suffering one or more of these conditions can range from minor to fatal, depending on the degree to which the horse is affected and the organ system involved.SEH Veterinarians are aware of the risks and potential consequences of sedation and act to manage these risks as far as is practically possible.

The interactions of sedative and anaesthetic drugs with these organs and the other tissues of the body are complex and occasionally unpredictable.This information on Sedation and Anaesthesia Risks should be read in conjunction with the attached information on Surgery Risks.Sedation involves the administration of drugs, which alter the level of consciousness of the horse and its ability to perceive the effects of surgical and other procedures.As with all sedation methods, the risks associated with oral sedation are mostly related to the risk of over sedation.Reaching a deeper level of sedation than the desired one can be dangerous especially for certain groups of medically compromised patients.

The interactions of sedative and anaesthetic drugs with these organs and the other tissues of the body are complex and occasionally unpredictable.This information on Sedation and Anaesthesia Risks should be read in conjunction with the attached information on Surgery Risks.Sedation involves the administration of drugs, which alter the level of consciousness of the horse and its ability to perceive the effects of surgical and other procedures.As with all sedation methods, the risks associated with oral sedation are mostly related to the risk of over sedation.Reaching a deeper level of sedation than the desired one can be dangerous especially for certain groups of medically compromised patients.The side effects that may be experienced by patients who receive oral sedation include: Retrograde amnesia - Due to the amnesic effects of many of the oral sedatives, many patients may recall little to nothing about the dental treatment.