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1 October 1996 Evaluation for Malignant Hyperthermia Susceptibility in Black-tailed Deer
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To investigate a possible link of malignant hyperthermia to capture myopathy, between June 1990 and July 1993 we anesthetized four black-tailed deer (Odocoileus hemionus columbianus) and challenged them with halothane and succinylcholine. Halothane had no significant effect on oxygen consumption. Succinylcholine significantly (P < 0.05) increased cardiac output (mean ± SD), from 2.94 ± 1.05 1/min to 5.26 ± 1.79 1/min, and oxygen consumption, from 5.5 ±2.1 ml/kg/min to 10.1 ± 2.9 ml/kg/min. Muscle biopsy specimens tested for malignant hyperthermia susceptibility responded normally to halothane and caffeine. We conclude that these deer did not experience malignant hyperthermia, suggesting no link to capture myopathy.

Antognini, Eisele, and Gronert: Evaluation for Malignant Hyperthermia Susceptibility in Black-tailed Deer
Joseph F. Antognini, Pamela H. Eisele, and Gerald A. Gronert "Evaluation for Malignant Hyperthermia Susceptibility in Black-tailed Deer," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 32(4), 678-681, (1 October 1996). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-32.4.678
Received: 6 September 1995; Published: 1 October 1996
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