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Determination of an optimal dose of medetomidine-ketamine-buprenorphine for anaesthesia in the Cape ground squirrel (Xerus inauris)

Journal of the South African Veterinary Association


 
 
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Title Determination of an optimal dose of medetomidine-ketamine-buprenorphine for anaesthesia in the Cape ground squirrel (Xerus inauris)
 
Creator Joubert, K. E.; Pharmacology, Department of Paraclinical Studies,
Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X04, Onderstepoort, 0110 South Africa. Serfontein, T.; Anaesthesiology, Onderstepoort Academic Veterinary Hospital, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X04, Onderstepoort, 0110 South Africa. Scantlebury, M.; School of Biological Sciences, Queen’s University
Belfast, Belfast BT9 7BL, UK.

Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa. Manjerovic, M B; Department of Biology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816-2368, USA. Bateman, P. W.; Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa Manjerovic, M B; Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa Bateman, P. W.; Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa. Bennett, N. C.; Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa. Waterman, J. M.; Department of Biological Sciences, University of
Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2, Canada.
 
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Description The optimal dose of medetomidine-ketamine-buprenorphine was determined in 25 Cape ground squirrels (Xerus inauris) undergoing surgical implantation of a temperature logger into the abdominal cavity. At the end of anaesthesia, the squirrels were given atipamezole intramuscularly to reverse the effects of medetomidine. The mean dose of medetomidine was 67.6±9.2 μg/kg, ketamine 13.6±1.9 mg/kg and buprenorphine 0.5±0.06 μg/kg. Induction time was 3.1 ± 1.4 min. This produced surgical anaesthesia for 21± 4.2 min. Atipamezole 232±92 μg/kg produced a rapid recovery. Squirrels were sternally recumbent in 3.5 ± 2.2 min.
 
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
 
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Date 2011-04-11
 
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Identifier 10.4102/jsava.v82i2.41
 
Source Journal of the South African Veterinary Association; Vol 82, No 2 (2011); 94-96
 
Language en
 
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