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1 October 1994 ANOTHER LOOK AT CHEMICAL IMMOBILIZATION OF RACCOONS (PROCYON LOTOR) WITH KETAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE
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Forty-one wild raccoons (Procyon lotor) were captured in Kentucky (USA) and immobilized with 7 to 16 mg/kg of ketamine hydrochloride, January to May 1987. Eight raccoons had muscle tremors in response to ketamine, but recovered with no other observable adverse effects. Mean (±SD) induction and duration of immobilization times were 3.2 ± 1.8 and 42.3 ± 14.5 minutes, respectively. Based on multiple regression analysis, the interaction of sex (P = 0.0030), body mass (P = 0.0036), dose (P = 0.0159), and the interaction of sex × dose (P = 0.0030) and body mass × dose (P = 0.0021) had a significant effect on the duration of raccoon immobilization.

Norment, Elliott, and Costello: ANOTHER LOOK AT CHEMICAL IMMOBILIZATION OF RACCOONS (PROCYON LOTOR) WITH KETAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE
Jeffrey L. Norment, Charles L. Elliott, and Patricia S. Costello "ANOTHER LOOK AT CHEMICAL IMMOBILIZATION OF RACCOONS (PROCYON LOTOR) WITH KETAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 30(4), 541-544, (1 October 1994). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-30.4.541
Received: 21 January 1992; Published: 1 October 1994
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