Immobilization of giraffes with xylazine and etorphine hydrochloride

M. Bush, P. K. Ensley, K. Mehren, W. Rapley

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Etorphine has been the drug most commonly used for immobilization of giraffes, according to several reports. The present report is concerned with the use of xylazine alone, and in combination with etorphine, in the masai and reticulated giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis). 6 cases are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)884-885
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Issue number9
StatePublished - Dec 1 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)


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