Title

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

Authors

Authors

K. E. Joubert; T. Serfontein; M. Scantlebury; M. B. Manjerovic; P. W. Bateman; N. C. Bennett;J. M. Waterman

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Abbreviated Journal Title

J. S. Afr. Vet. Assoc.-Tydskr. Suid-Afr. Vet. Ver.

Keywords

anaesthesia; atipamezole; buprenorphine; Cape ground squirrel; ketamine; medetomidine; Xerus inauris; DOGS; PROPOFOL; XYLAZINE; IMMOBILIZATION; HYDROCHLORIDE; ATIPAMEZOLE; COMBINATION; FENTANYL; REVERSAL; SHEEP; Veterinary Sciences

Abstract

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 +/- 9.4 mu g/kg, keta mine 13.6 +/- 1.9 mg/kg and buprenorphine 0.5 +/- 0.06 mu g/kg. Induction time was 3.1 +/- 1.4 min. This produced surgical anaesthesia for 21 +/- 4.2 min. Atipamezole 232 +/- 92 mu g/kg produced a rapid recovery. Squirrels were sternally recumbent in 3.5 +/- 2.2 min.

Journal Title

Journal of the South African Veterinary Association-Tydskrif Van Die Suid-Afrikaanse Veterinere Vereniging

Volume

82

Issue/Number

2

Publication Date

1-1-2011

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

94

Last Page

96

WOS Identifier

WOS:000297905400006

ISSN

0038-2809

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