Evaluation of the perioperative stress response in dogs administered medetomidine or acepromazine as part of the preanesthetic medication.

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OBJECTIVE To compare the perioperative stress response in dogs administered medetomidine or acepromazine as part of the preanesthetic medication. ANIMALS 42 client-owned dogs that underwent elective ovariohysterectomy. PROCEDURE Each dog was randomly allocated to receive medetomidine and butorphanol tartrate (20 microgram/kg and 0.2 mg/kg, respectively… (More)

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@article{Visnen2002EvaluationOT, title={Evaluation of the perioperative stress response in dogs administered medetomidine or acepromazine as part of the preanesthetic medication.}, author={Misse A-M V{\"a}is{\"a}nen and Marja R Raekallio and Erja K Kuusela and Pirkko Huttunen and Juhani Lepp{\"a}luoto and Petra Kirves and Outi Vainio}, journal={American journal of veterinary research}, year={2002}, volume={63 7}, pages={969-75} }