An evaluation of sedatives and anesthetics in the agouti (Dasyprocta sp).

Abstract

Seven drugs administered im were evaluated to determine their efficacy in immobilizing captive agoutis. Ketamine HCl (63-83 mg/kg) and phencyclidine HCl (16.5-22.0 mg/kg) produced immobilization and analgesia. Phencyclidine administration was accompanied by numerous side effects and prolonged recovery. Xylazine HCl (3-70 mg/kg) and fentanyl-droperidol (0.28… (More)

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