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1 October 1994 Immobilization of Coypus (Myocastor coypus) with Ketamine Hydrochloride and Xylazine Hydrochloride
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A combination of 100 mg/ml of ketamine hydrochloride (Ket) and 20 mg/ml of xylazine hydrochloride (Xyl) was used to immobilize coypus (Myocastor coypus). Eight mature coypus (four males and four females) were injected intramuscularly with doses ranging from 2.33 to 6.25 mg/kg of KET and 0.25 to 0.86 mg/kg of Xyl. The mean (±SE) time for induction, arousal, and recovery were 7.3 ± 2 min, 23.5 ± 0.3 min and 46 ± 2.5 min, respectively. The mean ± SE doses injected were 4.07 ± 0.52 mg/kg Ket (range, 2.33 to 6.25 mg/kg) and 0.5 ± 0.08 mg/kg Xyl (range, 0.25 to 0.86 mg/kg). No adverse responses were observed in any of the animals treated.

Bó, Palomares, Beltrán, Villafañe, and Moreno: Immobilization of Coypus (Myocastor coypus) with Ketamine Hydrochloride and Xylazine Hydrochloride
R. F. Bó, F. Palomares, J. F. Beltrán, G. de Villafañe, and S. Moreno "Immobilization of Coypus (Myocastor coypus) with Ketamine Hydrochloride and Xylazine Hydrochloride," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 30(4), 596-598, (1 October 1994). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-30.4.596
Received: 26 October 1992; Published: 1 October 1994
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