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1 September 2003 ANESTHETIC INDUCTION OF CAPTIVE TIGERS (PANTHERA TIGRIS) USING A MEDETOMIDINE–KETAMINE COMBINATION
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Six adult female tigers (Panthera tigris) were anesthetized repeatedly for elective medical procedures using 3 mg medetomidine and 200 mg ketamine i.m. Inductions were rapid and smooth, although supplemental ketamine was needed for safe transport after induction in 6 of 17 procedures. Reversal of the medetomidine-induced sedation with 15 mg atipamezole i.m. 59–232 min after induction resulted in smooth, rapid recoveries.

Michele Miller, Martha Weber, Donald Neiffer, Barbara Mangold, Deidre Fontenot, and Mark Stetter "ANESTHETIC INDUCTION OF CAPTIVE TIGERS (PANTHERA TIGRIS) USING A MEDETOMIDINE–KETAMINE COMBINATION," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 34(3), (1 September 2003). https://doi.org/10.1638/02-036
Received: 21 June 2002; Published: 1 September 2003
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