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Anaesthesia in captive raccoons (Procyon lotor) during seasonal obesity


Vogler, B R; Elias, K; Steiner-Valentin, K H S (2010). Anaesthesia in captive raccoons (Procyon lotor) during seasonal obesity. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Diseases of Zoo and Wild Animals, Madrid, 12 May 2010 - 15 May 2010, 6-9.

Abstract

In November 2008, 15.12 raccoons (Procyon lotor) were anesthetised using 0.05 mg/kg dexmedetomidine hydrochloride and 5 mg/kg ketamine hydrochloride. To achieve complete relaxation, up to 1 mg/kg alfaxalon were slowly applied intravenously prior to intubation. Anaesthesia was maintained using isoflurane in oxygen. Anaesthesia was monitored using rectal temperature, heart rate and respiratory rate. All animals were castrated according to the procedure described in dogs. The chosen anaesthesia protocol proved to be reliable for the use in raccoons. All animals had copious amounts of subcutaneous and intra-abdominal adipose tissue, which was considered adequate for the season. The induction and recovery periods were related to body mass, indicating an effect of adipose tissue on drug delivery and elimination.

Abstract

In November 2008, 15.12 raccoons (Procyon lotor) were anesthetised using 0.05 mg/kg dexmedetomidine hydrochloride and 5 mg/kg ketamine hydrochloride. To achieve complete relaxation, up to 1 mg/kg alfaxalon were slowly applied intravenously prior to intubation. Anaesthesia was maintained using isoflurane in oxygen. Anaesthesia was monitored using rectal temperature, heart rate and respiratory rate. All animals were castrated according to the procedure described in dogs. The chosen anaesthesia protocol proved to be reliable for the use in raccoons. All animals had copious amounts of subcutaneous and intra-abdominal adipose tissue, which was considered adequate for the season. The induction and recovery periods were related to body mass, indicating an effect of adipose tissue on drug delivery and elimination.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Small Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Language:English
Event End Date:15 May 2010
Deposited On:20 Jul 2010 07:45
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 02:50
Official URL:http://www.zoovet-conference.org

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