Comparison of intramuscular alfaxalone and ketamine combined with dexmedetomidine and butorphanol for castration in cats

  title={Comparison of intramuscular alfaxalone and ketamine combined with dexmedetomidine and butorphanol for castration in cats},
  author={Latifa Khenissi and Olga Nikolayenkova-Topie and S{\'e}gol{\`e}ne Broussaud and Gwenola Touzot-Jourde},
  journal={Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery},
  pages={791 - 797}
Objectives Cardiorespiratory parameters and anaesthesia quality in cats anaesthetised with either intramuscular (IM) alfaxalone or ketamine both combined with dexmedetomidine and butorphanol for castration were evaluated. Methods Thirty-two client-owned cats were randomly assigned to receive either alfaxalone (A; 3 mg/kg IM) or ketamine (K; 5 mg/kg IM), combined with dexmedetomidine (10 μg/kg) and butorphanol (0.2 mg/kg). Heart rate (HR), respiratory rate (RR) and rectal temperature (T°) were… 

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