Dechra adds smaller vial of popular anaesthetic to its range

Dechra adds smaller vial of popular anaesthetic to its range

25 January 2018

Dechra Veterinary Products is rolling out a new smaller size vial of its rapid acting dissociative anaesthetic licensed for cats, dogs and horses, Anesketin®.

Anesketin solution for injection, containing Ketamine 100 mg/ml, is indicated for induction of anaesthesia. It can also be used as a sole agent for restraint and minor surgical procedures where muscle relaxation is not required in cats.

Anesketin is already available in 10 ml or 50 ml bottles and the smaller 5 ml solution has been introduced following feedback from veterinary practices.

It is one of a range of products in Dechra's Anaesthesia and Analgesia portfolio, which includes Comfortan®.

Dechra Brand Manager Craig Sankey said: “Anesketin is one of our most popular products in our range due to its versatility. It can be used in combination with appropriate sedatives and analgesics in cats, dogs and horses for induction of anaesthesia.

“5 ml Anesketin will help practices comply with controlled drug legislation, saving time and effort in denaturing out of date stock and reducing wastage.”

He added: “The introduction of the smaller bottle demonstrates our commitment to responding to the requirements of veterinary professionals and providing a range of high quality products that provide the most effective solution within day-to-day practice.”

Support tools are available for customers to order online at including an Anesketin controlled drug register.