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1 July 1992 Xylazine Hydrochloride-ketamine Hydrochloride Immobilization of Free-living Red Foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in Spain
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A combination of xylazine hydrochloride-ketamine hydrochloride was used to immobilize 83 wild red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) (15 pups and 68 adults) at Doñana National Park (Spain). Mean ketamine hydrochloride doses were 17.1 mg/kg (SE = 1.53) and 12.3 mg/kg (SE = 0.4) for pups and adults, respectively, and mean xylazine hydrochloride doses for the same groups were 6.2 mg/kg (SE = 0.63) and 4.7 mg/kg (SE = 0.14), respectively. Mean induction times and first reaction times were 1.6 minutes and 22.5 minutes for pups and 3.8 minutes and 39.4 minutes for adults, respectively. Recommended doses for wild adult foxes of unknown weight are 75 mg of ketamine hydrochloride and 20 mg of xylazine hydrochloride.

Travaini, Ferreras, Delibes, and Aldama: Xylazine Hydrochloride-ketamine Hydrochloride Immobilization of Free-living Red Foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in Spain
Alejandro Travaini, Pablo Ferreras, Miguel Delibes, and Juan J. Aldama "Xylazine Hydrochloride-ketamine Hydrochloride Immobilization of Free-living Red Foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in Spain," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 28(3), 507-509, (1 July 1992). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-28.3.507
Received: 28 June 1991; Published: 1 July 1992
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