Cardiovascular, respiratory, and body temperature responses of sheep to the ergopeptides ergotamine and ergovaline.

@article{McLeay2002CardiovascularRA,
  title={Cardiovascular, respiratory, and body temperature responses of sheep to the ergopeptides ergotamine and ergovaline.},
  author={Lance Maxwell McLeay and Barry L. Smith and Gordon Reynolds},
  journal={American journal of veterinary research},
  year={2002},
  volume={63 3},
  pages={387-93}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the effects of the ergot alkaloid ergovaline with effects of ergotamine on blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, and body temperature in conscious sheep. ANIMALS 3 sheep with indwelling arterial catheters. PROCEDURE Ergotamine and ergovaline were injected IV (20 nmol/kg), and their effects on arterial blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate and pattern, body temperature, and skeletal muscle electromyographic activity were compared with control values… CONTINUE READING