Liquid Paraffin is a very highly refined mineral oil used for medical purposes. Liquid paraffin is basically a gastrointestinal lubricant.
Liquid Paraffin is most commonly used as a laxative for animals that are suffering from constipation. Liquid paraffin (petrolatum) is a highly refined distilled fraction of petroleum that contains a mixture of liquid saturated hydrocarbons.
It is used as a laxative, a lubricant, and as a base for nasal sprays.
The medicinal liquid paraffin should not be confused with the paraffin (or kerosene) used as a fuel.
However it is advised that it is not used on a regular basis as over use can result in an inability to absorb vitamins and minerals.
Liquid paraffin (petrolatum) is a highly refined distilled fraction of petroleum that contains a mixture of liquid saturated hydrocarbons
Cattle, Horses, Sheep, Goats.
Treats and Controls
Constipation, blockages, impactions, obstructions.
Take care to dose slowly using a large dosing syringe, allowing the animal to swallow it carefully.
It can be very serious if it is inhaled into the lungs
It is dosed orally with a syringe at a rate of 1ml per 1 kg bodyweight twice daily for 3 days for severe constipation.
Key Features of Liquid Paraffin
- Medicinal use
- Used as a laxative
- Help animals with constipation, blockages, impactions and obstructions.
- Not to be over used