Immobilization of Himalayan tahr with a xylazine-ketamine mixture and reversal with atipamezole under field conditions.

@article{Dematteis2006ImmobilizationOH,
  title={Immobilization of Himalayan tahr with a xylazine-ketamine mixture and reversal with atipamezole under field conditions.},
  author={Andrea Dematteis and Arianna Menzano and Paolo Tizzani and Binab Karmacharya and Pier Giuseppe Meneguz and Sandro Lovari},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={2006},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={633-9}
}
Twenty-nine free-ranging Himalayan tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus) were darted in the Sagarmatha National Park (Nepal) using different combinations of xylazine and ketamine. Animals in Group 1 (n = 4) received a mean xylazine-ketamine dose of 2.77 +/- 0.99 mg/kg xylazine plus 3.32 +/- 0.19 mg/kg ketamine in males and 2.39 +/- 0.10 mg/kg xylazine plus 4.29 +/- 0.17 mg/kg ketamine in females. Animals in Group 2 (n = 25) received a mean xylazine-ketamine dose of 1.70 +/- 0.41 mg/kg xylazine plus 3.06… CONTINUE READING