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31 December 2013 EFFECT OF PERPHENAZINE ENANTHATE IN PYRENEAN CHAMOIS (RUPICAPRA PYRENAICA)
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Perphenazine enanthate was used to allow adaptation to captivity in 11 Pyrenean chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica). At the time of capture, all animals received 0.10 mg/kg of acepromazine maleate and 2.5 mg/kg of perphenazine enanthate intramuscularly. The effect was evaluated by means of three behaviors: alertness, defecation, and flight distance. The tranquilization and lack of fear of humans of all animals were determined and the usefulness of this long-acting tranquilizer for chamois adaptation to captivity was confirmed.
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Ignasi Marco, Oscar Cabezón, Gregorio Mentaberre, Laura Fernández-Sirera, Encarna Casas-Díaz, Xavier Fernández-Aguilar, Jorge Ramón López-Olvera, Emmanuel Serrano, Nora Navarro-Gonzalez, Santiago Lavín and Xavier Manteca "EFFECT OF PERPHENAZINE ENANTHATE IN PYRENEAN CHAMOIS (RUPICAPRA PYRENAICA)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 44(4), (31 December 2013). https://doi.org/10.1638/2012-0272R.1
Received: 22 November 2012; Accepted: ; Published: 31 December 2013
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