An effective anaesthesia protocol was developed for adult free-ranging gemsbok (Oryx gazella) using a combination of A3080, medetomidine and ketamine. A short induction time; good muscle relaxation, adequate oxygenation and stable heart rate and respiration rate characterised this anaesthetic regime. Equal doses of A3080 and medetomidine (22-45 μg/kg) plus 200 mg of ketamine were administered to each animal. The anaesthesia was rapidly and completely reversed by intramuscular naltrexone at a dose of X = 0.9 ± 0.2 mg/kg and atipamezole at a dose X ± 90 ± 20 μg/kg. No mortality or morbidity occured with this protocol.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of the South African Veterinary Association|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
- Oryx gazella
- Oxygen saturation
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