Immobilising free-ranging Alpine chamois with xylazine, reversed with atipamezole.

Between 1996 and 2005, 215 free-ranging Alpine chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) were immobilised with xylazine hydrochloride. The 110 male and 105 female animals received a mean (sd) dose of 2.5 (0.6) mg/kg with a range from 1.4 to 4.8 mg/kg. The immobilisation was reversed in 201 of the animals with an intramuscular injection of 0.3 (0.1) mg/kg atipamezole… CONTINUE READING