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1 January 1994 IMMOBILIZATION OF THE ENDANGERED IBERIAN LYNX WITH XYLAZINE- AND KETAMINE-HYDROCHLORIDE
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A combination of the dissociative anesthetic ketamine hydrochloride (KH) and the sedative xylazine hydrochloride (XH) was used to immobilize 31 wild Iberian lynx (Felis pardina) 45 times at Doñana National Park, Spain. A mean (±SE) dose of 4.6 (±0.2) mg/kg KH and 4.0 (±0.2) mg/kg XH resulted in mean (±SE) induction time of 5.6 (±0.3) min and mean (±SE) first reaction time of 59.3 (±6.5) min. Convulsions occurred four times (9%), but with no noteworthy consequences.

Ferreras, Aldama, Beltrán, and Delibes: IMMOBILIZATION OF THE ENDANGERED IBERIAN LYNX WITH XYLAZINE- AND KETAMINE-HYDROCHLORIDE
Pablo Ferreras, Juan J. Aldama, Juan F. Beltrán, and Miguel Delibes "IMMOBILIZATION OF THE ENDANGERED IBERIAN LYNX WITH XYLAZINE- AND KETAMINE-HYDROCHLORIDE," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 30(1), 65-68, (1 January 1994). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-30.1.65
Received: 5 February 1993; Published: 1 January 1994
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