Mepivacaine is indicated for infiltration, nerve block, intra-articular and epidural anaesthesia in horses.
Special precautions for use in animals
Care should be taken to avoid intra-vascular injection by aspiration prior to and during administration.
The analgesic effect of mepivacaine, when used as part of a lameness investigation, begins to subside after 45-60 minutes. However, sufficient analgesia may persist to affect gait beyond two hours.