A comparison of romifidine and xylazine when used with diazepam/ketamine for short duration anesthesia in the horse.

@article{Kerr1996ACO,
  title={A comparison of romifidine and xylazine when used with diazepam/ketamine for short duration anesthesia in the horse.},
  author={Carolyn L. Kerr and W. N. Mcdonell and S Stanley Young},
  journal={The Canadian veterinary journal = La revue veterinaire canadienne},
  year={1996},
  volume={37 10},
  pages={601-9}
}
The purpose of this study was to compare and evaluate sedation with intravenous xylazine (1.1 mg/kg bodyweight [BW]) versus intravenous romifidine (100 micrograms/kg BW) followed by induction of anesthesia with intravenous diazepam (0.04 mg/kg BW) and ketamine (2.2 mg/kg BW). Twelve healthy horses were used in a blinded, randomized, cross-over design. Heart rate, presence of 2nd degree atrioventricular heart blocks (2 degrees AVB), respiratory rate, arterial blood pressures, blood gases, packed… CONTINUE READING

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