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1 April 1991 Immobilization of Fishers (Martes pennanti) with Ketamine Hydrochloride and Xylazine Hydrochloride
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A combination of 100 mg ketamine hydrochloride (KH) and 20 mg xylazine hydrochloride (XH) was used to immobilize fishers (Martes pennanti). Four adult males were intramuscularly injected a total of five times at dosages between 22.4 to 29.0 mg/kg KH and 4.1 to 6.6 mg/kg XH. Mean (±SE) induction time and arousal time were 3.3 ± 0.5 min and 76.8 ± 12.1 min, respectively. Respiration, heart rate, and body temperature in response to sedation appeared normal. A 5:1 mixture of KH-XH appears to be a safe immobilizing agent for fishers.

Belant: Immobilization of Fishers (Martes pennanti) with Ketamine Hydrochloride and Xylazine Hydrochloride
Jerrold L. Belant "Immobilization of Fishers (Martes pennanti) with Ketamine Hydrochloride and Xylazine Hydrochloride," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 27(2), 328-330, (1 April 1991). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-27.2.328
Received: 2 August 1990; Published: 1 April 1991
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