Anaesthetic, analgesic and cardiorespiratory effects of intramuscular medetomidine-ketamine combination alone or with morphine or tramadol for orchiectomy in cats.

@article{Zeiler2014AnaestheticAA,
  title={Anaesthetic, analgesic and cardiorespiratory effects of intramuscular medetomidine-ketamine combination alone or with morphine or tramadol for orchiectomy in cats.},
  author={Gareth Zeiler and Brighton T Dzikiti and Geoffrey T Fosgate and Frik G Stegmann and Frans J. Venter and Eva Rioja},
  journal={Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2014},
  volume={41 4},
  pages={411-20}
}
OBJECTIVES To compare the anaesthetic, analgesic and cardiorespiratory effects of intramuscular (IM) medetomidine and ketamine administered alone or combined with morphine or tramadol, for orchiectomy in cats. STUDY DESIGN Randomised, blinded, prospective clinical study. ANIMALS Thirty client-owned cats. MATERIALS AND METHODS Cats (n = 10 in each group) received a combination of medetomidine (60 μgkg(-1) ) and ketamine (10 mg kg(-1) ) alone (MedK); combined with morphine (0.2 mg kg(-1… CONTINUE READING

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