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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.

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Abstract

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.

Publication Type: Others
Publisher: International Union for Conservation of Nature
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/6237
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