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1 January 1993 Immobilization of Common Genets, Genetta genetta, with a Combination of Ketamine and Xylazine
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A total of 15 immobilizations were performed on 12 common genets (Genetta genetta) with a combination of ketamine hydrochloride (KE) and xylazine hydrochloride (XY). Ten immobilizations were successful using a single mean administration of 5.7 mg/kg (SD = 1.7) KE and 9.8 mg/kg (SD = 2.9) XY; five immobilizations required supplemental doses that averaged 3.4 mg/kg KE and 1.9 mg/kg XY. Initial doses of 7 mg/kg KE and 10 mg/kg XY are recomended to successfully immobilize genets. Mean induction time and arousal time were 8 min (SD = 4, n = 10) and 113 min (SD = 57, n = 9), respectively. A combination of KE and XY appears to be an effective and safe immobilizing agent for common genets.

Palomares: Immobilization of Common Genets, Genetta genetta, with a Combination of Ketamine and Xylazine
and F. Palomares "Immobilization of Common Genets, Genetta genetta, with a Combination of Ketamine and Xylazine," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 29(1), (1 January 1993). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-29.1.174
Received: 13 March 1992; Accepted: ; Published: 1 January 1993
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