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1 July 1981 FENTANYL AND AZAPERONE PRODUCED NEUROLEPTANALGESIA IN THE SEA OTTER (Enhydra lutris)
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Fentanyl was used to effectively produce neuroleptanalgesia in sea otters (Enhydra lutris) under field conditions when given intramuscularly at dosages of .05 to .11 mg/kg of body weight and in combination with azaperone at dosages of .11 to .45 mg/kg. Fentanyl at a dosage of .05 mg/kg, when combined with azaperone at a dosage of .20 mg/kg met most of the requirements for a safe, short acting, intramuscular immobilizing agent. The effects were readily reversible, there were no serious side effects and a wide safety margin.

WILLIAMS, WILLIAMS, and SINIFF: FENTANYL AND AZAPERONE PRODUCED NEUROLEPTANALGESIA IN THE SEA OTTER (Enhydra lutris)
THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, A. LESLEY WILLIAMS, and DONALD B. SINIFF "FENTANYL AND AZAPERONE PRODUCED NEUROLEPTANALGESIA IN THE SEA OTTER (Enhydra lutris)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 17(3), 337-342, (1 July 1981). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-17.3.337
Received: 14 October 1980; Published: 1 July 1981
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