Using reserpine - give it ___ days before actually starting handwalking????
Powdered reserpine -
I've never used this before, but was instructed by my vet to use it once hand walking begins. And to give it 5-7 days BEFORE starting the hand-walking. And how long does one scoop (I have the powder) last in a horse. I'm supposed to use it once/day.
I've looked up a lot of other threads about using this, but nothing was said about how many days to give it before actually starting the (dreaded) handwalking. This is is going to be FUN!!!!! (NOT!!!) Horse stall bound for 4 months so far.
PLEASE share your experiences. I'm really nervous about using this, but drugs are an absolute must for handwalking this horse.
reserpine plus ACE for hand walking
My vet did say to use the reserpine 5-7 days before handwalking, and then also use the oral ace (3 cc's) on top of that for the actual handwalking. So double wammy. (horse is very hard to give IM or IV ace). I am really scared to use the reserpine, but I don't want an insane horse to walk during the hand-walking, or get hurt myself.
Horse has had a serious tendon injury.
Please keep your comments coming. They are much appreciated.