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e-CFR data is current as of December 12, 2019

Title 21Chapter ISubchapter EPart 522 → §522.2424


Title 21: Food and Drugs
PART 522—IMPLANTATION OR INJECTABLE DOSAGE FORM NEW ANIMAL DRUGS


§522.2424   Thiamylal.

(a) Specifications. The drug is a sterile powder. It is reconstituted with sterile distilled water, water for injection, or sodium chloride injection, to a desired concentration of 0.5 to 4 percent sodium thiamylal.

(b) Sponsors. See Nos. 054771 and 069043 in §510.600(c) of this chapter.

(c) Conditions of use—(1) Amount. Administer by intravenous injection to effect. The average single dose is:

(i) Dogs and cats: 8 milligrams (mg) per pound of body weight (when used with a preanesthetic, generally one-half the normal dose).

(ii) Swine: 40 mg per 5 pounds (lbs) of body weight.

(iii) Horses: Light anesthesia, 1 gram per 500 lbs to 1,100 lbs of body weight; deep anethesia, 1 gram per 300 lbs of body weight (40 mg/12 lbs of body weight).

(iv) Cattle: Short duration, 20 mg/5 lbs of body weight; longer duration, 40 mg/7 lbs of body weight.

(2) Indications for use. It is used as an ultra-short-acting anesthetic in dogs, cats, swine, horses, and cattle.

(3) Limitations. Do not use in horses intended for human consumption. Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

[79 FR 16196, Mar. 25, 2014, as amended at 83 FR 48946, Sept. 28, 2018]

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