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Reversible anesthesia of the blue duiker (Cephalophus monticola) with Medetomidine and Ketamine

Bailey, T.A., Baker, C.A., Nicholls, P.K. and Wilson, K. (1995) Reversible anesthesia of the blue duiker (Cephalophus monticola) with Medetomidine and Ketamine. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 26 (2). pp. 237-239.

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Abstract

Ten blue duiker (Cephalophus monticola) were blowdarted with a combination of ketamine and medetomidine, resulting in a level of sedation adequate for minor procedures in eight of the duikers (mean dosages: ketamine 2.2 mg/kg and medetomidine 190 µg/kg). Two duikers required an additional dose. Sedation was reversed with atipamezole (mean dosage: 0.95 mg/kg) given as a split dose i.v. and i.m. in all duikers, resulting in complete reversal of sedation. No anesthetic complications were seen in any of the duikers.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Copyright: American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/3370
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