Cardiovascular effects of xylazine and detomidine in horses.

  title={Cardiovascular effects of xylazine and detomidine in horses.},
  author={Ann E. Wagner and W Muir and K W Hinchcliff},
  journal={American journal of veterinary research},
  volume={52 5},
The cardiovascular effects of xylazine and detomidine in horses were studied. Six horses were given each of the following 5 treatments, at 1-week intervals: xylazine, 1.1 mg/kg, IV; xylazine, 2.2 mg/kg, IM; detomidine, 0.01 mg/kg, IV; detomidine, 0.02 mg/kg, IV; and detomidine, 0.04 mg/kg, IM. All treatments resulted in significantly decreased heart rate, increased incidence of atrioventricular block, and decreased cardiac output and cardiac index; cardiac output and cardiac index were lowest… CONTINUE READING