Effects of dexamethasone on emesis in cats sedated with xylazine hydrochloride.

@article{Ho2001EffectsOD,
  title={Effects of dexamethasone on emesis in cats sedated with xylazine hydrochloride.},
  author={C. M. Peter Ho and Shung-Tai Ho and Jie Jin Wang and Tae Yoon Lee and Chok Y Chai},
  journal={American journal of veterinary research},
  year={2001},
  volume={62 8},
  pages={1218-21}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine antiemetic efficacy of prophylactic administration of dexamethasone and its influence on sedation in cats sedated with xylazine hydrochloride. ANIMALS 6 healthy adult cats (3 males and 3 females). PROCEDURE The prophylactic antiemetic effect of 4 doses of dexamethasone (1, 2, 4, and 8 mg/kg of body weight, IM) or saline (0.9% NaCl) solution (0.066 ml/kg, IM) administered 1 hour before administration of xylazine (0.66 mg/kg, IM) was evaluated. Cats initially were given… CONTINUE READING

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