Rectal prolapse associated with a healed pelvic fracture in a pregnant free-ranging African black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis). Part 1: anaesthesia.

@article{Stegmann2001RectalPA,
  title={Rectal prolapse associated with a healed pelvic fracture in a pregnant free-ranging African black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis). Part 1: anaesthesia.},
  author={George F Stegmann and Markus Hofmeyr and Annette Olivier and Emily Lane and Dietrich H Volkmann},
  journal={Journal of the South African Veterinary Association},
  year={2001},
  volume={72 4},
  pages={239-41}
}
Anaesthesia was required in a heavily-pregnant, adult, free-ranging African black rhinoceros Diceros bicornis with a rectal prolapse for examination and possible treatment. The animal was immobilised with 4.5 mg etorphine and 60 mg azaperone. For continued observation, the immobilised animal was transported to a boma. Additional etorphine and azaperone were administered to keep the animal anaesthetised during treatment and transport. In addition, 15 mg nalorphine was administered during this… CONTINUE READING