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1 April 1992 CHEMICAL RESTRAINT OF WEDDELL SEALS (LEPTONYCHOTES WEDDELLIl) WITH A COMBINATION OF TILETAMINE AND ZOLAZEPAM
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A 1:1 combination by weight of tiletamine hydrochoride and zolazepam hydrochloride was administered to 30 adult Weddell seals (Leptonychotes weddellii) in doses varying from 100 to 300 mg. Full immobilization was achieved in 16 seals, moderate sedation in seven and light sedation in seven. Three animals died; two were fully immobilized and one was moderately sedated prior to death. The drug combination was considered satisfactory, although its usefulness was limited by the lack of chemical antagonists when complications were encountered in immobilized animals.

James R. Phelan and Ken Green "CHEMICAL RESTRAINT OF WEDDELL SEALS (LEPTONYCHOTES WEDDELLIl) WITH A COMBINATION OF TILETAMINE AND ZOLAZEPAM," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 28(2), 230-235, (1 April 1992). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-28.2.230
Received: 2 April 1991; Published: 1 April 1992
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