Always consult a veterinary physician or animal care specialist before using thiamine hydrochloride injections.
Indications and Usage
Thiamine is indicated in the treatment or prevention of thiamine deficiency states. Symptoms of thiamine deficiency may be manifested as gastrointestinal (anorexia, salivation), neuromuscular/CNS signs (ataxia, seizures, loss of reflexes), or cardiac effects (tachyarrhythmias).
It is also indicated in the treatment of cerebro cortical necrosis in cattle and sheep and also for the treatment of bracken poisoning in horses.
Anaphylactic reactions, particularly in the horse, may occur after administration. Administration of dosage should be given slowly and may be diluted with sterile saline or dextrose saline solution.
Administration and Dosage
Usual dosage is as follows: 0.25ml of thiamine per 45kg body weight in horses (intramuscularly). Thiamine hydrochloride injections shouldn’t be administered if any hypersensitivity is discovered.
Refer to an animal care specialist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise, and complete the full treatment, as stopping early can result in a recurrence or worsening of the problem.
The dose should be repeated routinely on daily basis. Avoid contamination between different volumes. If the dosage is above 20ml, it should be divided and injected into two sites.
Thiamine can be safely administered to pregnant and lactating animals. Special precautions should be taken into consideration by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals.