Evaluation of anesthesia recovery quality after low-dose racemic or S-ketamine infusions during anesthesia with isoflurane in horses.

@article{Larenza2009EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of anesthesia recovery quality after low-dose racemic or S-ketamine infusions during anesthesia with isoflurane in horses.},
  author={Maria Paula Larenza and Simone K. Ringer and Annette Kutter and Aude Conrot and Regula Theurillat and Martin Kummer and Wolfgang Thormann and R Bettschart-Wolfensberger},
  journal={American journal of veterinary research},
  year={2009},
  volume={70 6},
  pages={710-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare anesthesia recovery quality after racemic (R-/S-) or S-ketamine infusions during isoflurane anesthesia in horses. ANIMALS 10 horses undergoing arthroscopy. PROCEDURES After administration of xylazine for sedation, horses (n = 5/group) received R-/S-ketamine (2.2 mg/kg) or S-ketamine (1.1 mg/kg), IV, for anesthesia induction. Anesthesia was maintained with isoflurane in oxygen and R-/S-ketamine (1 mg/kg/h) or S-ketamine (0.5 mg/kg/h). Heart rate, invasive mean arterial… CONTINUE READING