Twenty-nine free-ranging Himalayan tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus) were darted in the Sagarmatha National Park (Nepal) using different combinations of xylazine and ketamine. Animals in Group 1 (n=4) received a mean xylazine-ketamine dose of 2.77 +/- 0.99 mg/kg xylazine plus 3.32 +/- 0.19 mg/kg ketamine in males and 2.39 +/- 0.10 mg/kg xylazine plus 4.29 +/- 0.17 mg/kg ketamine in females. Animals in Group 2 (n=25) received a mean xylazine-ketamine dose of 1.70 +/- 0.41 mg/kg xylazine plus 3.06 +/- 0.74 mg/kg ketarnine in males and 1.82 +/- 0.29 mg/kg xylazine plus 3.29 +/- 0.52 mg/kg ketarnine in females. No anesthetic-related mortality was recorded. Anesthesia was reversed by a standard dose of 11 mg/animal of atipamezole administered by intramuscular injection. Although all anesthetic dosages immobilized free-ranging tahr successfully, a quick and smooth recovery was obtained (11.1 +/- 5.6 min) only with the dosages of Group 2.

Dematteis, A., Menzano, P., Tizzani, P., Karmacharya, B., Meneguz, P.G., & Lovari, S. (2006). Immobilization of Himalayan tahr with a Xylazine-Ketamine mixture and reversal with Atipamezole under field conditions. JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE DISEASES, 42(3), 633-639 [10.7589/0090-3558-42.3.633].

Immobilization of Himalayan tahr with a Xylazine-Ketamine mixture and reversal with Atipamezole under field conditions

LOVARI S.
2006

Abstract

Twenty-nine free-ranging Himalayan tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus) were darted in the Sagarmatha National Park (Nepal) using different combinations of xylazine and ketamine. Animals in Group 1 (n=4) received a mean xylazine-ketamine dose of 2.77 +/- 0.99 mg/kg xylazine plus 3.32 +/- 0.19 mg/kg ketamine in males and 2.39 +/- 0.10 mg/kg xylazine plus 4.29 +/- 0.17 mg/kg ketamine in females. Animals in Group 2 (n=25) received a mean xylazine-ketamine dose of 1.70 +/- 0.41 mg/kg xylazine plus 3.06 +/- 0.74 mg/kg ketarnine in males and 1.82 +/- 0.29 mg/kg xylazine plus 3.29 +/- 0.52 mg/kg ketarnine in females. No anesthetic-related mortality was recorded. Anesthesia was reversed by a standard dose of 11 mg/animal of atipamezole administered by intramuscular injection. Although all anesthetic dosages immobilized free-ranging tahr successfully, a quick and smooth recovery was obtained (11.1 +/- 5.6 min) only with the dosages of Group 2.
Dematteis, A., Menzano, P., Tizzani, P., Karmacharya, B., Meneguz, P.G., & Lovari, S. (2006). Immobilization of Himalayan tahr with a Xylazine-Ketamine mixture and reversal with Atipamezole under field conditions. JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE DISEASES, 42(3), 633-639 [10.7589/0090-3558-42.3.633].
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