Anaesthesia of klipspringer (Oreotragus oreotragus): haematology and blood biochemistry reference values
Bailey, T.A., Nicholls, P.K. and Wilson, K. (1995) Anaesthesia of klipspringer (Oreotragus oreotragus): haematology and blood biochemistry reference values. IUCN Veterinary Specialist Group Newsletter, 10 . pp. 3-4.
Three klipspringer (Oreotragus oreotragus) were blowdarted with a combination of medetomidine and ketamine, resulting in a level of sedation adequate for capture, blood sampling and minor procedures in all three animals (mean dosages: ketamine 2.1 mg/kg, medetomidine 159 µg/kg). Sedation was reversed with atipamezole (mean dosage: 1.59 mg/kg) given as a split dose intravenously and intramuscularly or intramuscularly and subcutaneously. No anesthetic compications were seen in any of the klipspringers. Serum chemistry and hematologic values are given for these klipspringers.
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