Neuromuscular and cardiovascular effects of atracurium administered to healthy horses anesthetized with halothane.

@article{Hildebrand1988NeuromuscularAC,
  title={Neuromuscular and cardiovascular effects of atracurium administered to healthy horses anesthetized with halothane.},
  author={Susan V Hildebrand and Dominique Arpin},
  journal={American journal of veterinary research},
  year={1988},
  volume={49 7},
  pages={1066-71}
}
Neuromuscular and cardiovascular effects of atracurium, a nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent, were evaluated in 10 halothane-anesthetized adult horses. Hind limb digital extensor tension (hoof twitch) was measured with a strain gauge to quantitate the muscle relaxant effects of atracurium. Response of facial muscles was compared with hoof twitch. Five injections of atracurium were given. Initial mean (+/- SEM) dosage of 0.07 +/- 0.01 mg of atracurium/kg of body weight caused 98.6… CONTINUE READING