21 CFR 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. 054628 and 054771 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.