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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.ORCID: 0000-0001-7071-3055 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.

Item 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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