An endoscopic method for identifying sex of hatchling Chinese box turtles and comparison of general versus local anesthesia for coelioscopy.

@article{HernandezDivers2009AnEM,
  title={An endoscopic method for identifying sex of hatchling Chinese box turtles and comparison of general versus local anesthesia for coelioscopy.},
  author={Stephen J. Hernandez-Divers and Scott J Stahl and Raymond Farrell},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={234 6},
  pages={800-4}
}
OBJECTIVE To establish a safe and effective endoscopic method for visualizing the gonads and identifying the sex of hatchling Chinese box turtles and to compare the effects of general versus local anesthesia during coelioscopy. DESIGN Clinical trial. ANIMALS 58 hatchling Chinese box turtles (Cuora flavomarginata). PROCEDURES Turtles were randomly assigned to be anesthetized with a mixture of ketamine, medetomidine, and morphine (n = 29) or to receive local anesthesia with lidocaine in the… CONTINUE READING