Sedative and hypnotic effects of combined administration of metoclopramide and ketamine in chickens

Metoclopramide is a dopamine receptor antagonist used in animals as both an antiemetic and a gastroprokinetic agent. In chickens, the drug causes central nervous system depression. The authors examined the potential sedative and hypnotic effects of metoclopramide when administered in combination with the anesthetic agent ketamine in 1–3-week-old chicks… CONTINUE READING