The use of xylazine, ketamine, and isoflurane for induction and maintenance of anesthesia in ostriches (Struthio camelus).

@article{AlSOBAYIL2009TheUO,
  title={The use of xylazine, ketamine, and isoflurane for induction and maintenance of anesthesia in ostriches (Struthio camelus).},
  author={Fahd Abdullah Al-SOBAYIL and Ahmed Fahmy Ahmed and Naser A. Al-Wabel and Ahmad A Al-Thonayian and Fars A Al-Rogibah and Abdulaziz H Al-Fuaim and Abdullah O Al-Obaid and Abdulaziz M Al-Muzaini},
  journal={Journal of avian medicine and surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={101-7}
}
To evaluate the use of xylazine/ketamine and isoflurane for the induction and maintenance of anesthesia in adult ostriches (Struthio camelus), 7 healthy adult ostriches (weight 100-130 kg) were deprived of food for 12 hours and then given an injection of xylazine (4 mg/kg IM), followed 20 minutes later by an injection of ketamine (8 mg/kg IV). After intubation, each bird was maintained on isoflurane anesthesia, and physiologic and hematologic parameters were measured. The respiratory rate and… CONTINUE READING