Comparison of chemical immobilization methods in wild foxes (Pseudalopex griseus and Pseudalopex culpaeus) in Chile.

@article{AcostaJamett2010ComparisonOC,
  title={Comparison of chemical immobilization methods in wild foxes (Pseudalopex griseus and Pseudalopex culpaeus) in Chile.},
  author={Gerardo Acosta-Jamett and Francisca Astorga-Arancibia and Andrew A Cunningham},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={46 4},
  pages={1204-13}
}
We immobilized individuals of two species of free-ranging South American foxes, including 28 chilla foxes (Pseudalopex griseus; 13 males and 15 females) and five culpeo foxes (Pseudalopex culpaeus; four males and one female). Animals were trapped and chemically immobilized with ketamine and medetominide (K-M), ketamine and xylazine (K-X), or tiletamine-zolazepam (Z). Heart and respiratory rates, hemoglobin oxygen saturation (SpO2), rectal temperature, and palpebral and anal reflexes were… CONTINUE READING