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1 January 1981 CARDIOVASCULAR DEPRESSION AND THERMOREGULATORY DISRUPTION CAUSED BY PENTOTHAL/HALOTHANE ANESTHESIA IN THE HARBOR SEAL, Phoca vitulina
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Anesthesia was induced in the harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) with an intravenous injection of 10 mg/kg thiopental sodium; this was followed by halothane (1%) anesthesia for up to 9.5 h. Cardiac output was reduced to 30% of the pre-anesthesia value (from an average of 11.5 1/min to 3.5 1/min) while systemic blood pressure fell from an average 150/110 to 80/60. Arterial oxygen partial pressures were somewhat depressed (58-72 Torr) during ventilation with air. Heart rate became stable at 90-100 beats/min. Hypothermia was an occasional problem during the first hour of anesthesia, but this trend reversed and gave way to hyperthermia during prolonged anesthesia.

SINNETT, WAHRENBROCK, and KOOYMAN: CARDIOVASCULAR DEPRESSION AND THERMOREGULATORY DISRUPTION CAUSED BY PENTOTHAL/HALOTHANE ANESTHESIA IN THE HARBOR SEAL, Phoca vitulina1
EVERETT E. SINNETT, ERIC A. WAHRENBROCK, and GERALD L. KOOYMAN "CARDIOVASCULAR DEPRESSION AND THERMOREGULATORY DISRUPTION CAUSED BY PENTOTHAL/HALOTHANE ANESTHESIA IN THE HARBOR SEAL, Phoca vitulina," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 17(1), 121-130, (1 January 1981). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-17.1.121
Received: 23 June 1978; Published: 1 January 1981
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