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The Art and Science of Giraffe (Giraffa camilopardalis) Immobilization/Anesthesia by M. Bush, D.CG. Grobler and J.P. Raath; B0169.0102

@inproceedings{Bush2002TheAA,
  title={The Art and Science of Giraffe (Giraffa camilopardalis) Immobilization/Anesthesia by M. Bush, D.CG. Grobler and J.P. Raath; B0169.0102},
  author={Mitchell Bush and D. G. Grobler and Jacobus P. Raath},
  year={2002}
}
The anesthesia/immobilization of giraffe is a unique specialty due to a combination of problems usually encountered in the procedure resulting in mortality or morbidity to the patient. This paper presents a historical description of the early drugs and methods and documents of the advances made in giraffe anesthesia during the last three decades. Also included are the current suggestions for both standing sedation and anesthesia/immobilization of this unique species. Suggestions include… Expand

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