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1 January 1997 Immobilization of Collared Peccaries (Tayassu tajacu) and Feral Hogs (Sus scrofa) with Telazol® and Xylazine
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A 1:1 mg mixture of Telazol® and xylazine hydrochloride (100 mg of Telazol® and 100 mg of xylazine per ml) was used to immohilize wild collared peccaries (Tayassu tajacu) and feral hogs (Sus scrofa); mean (±SD) intramuscular dosage rate was 4.73 ± 0.86 mg/kg and 4.35 ± 0.68 mg/kg for peccaries (n = 107) and hogs (n = 49), respectively. Mean (±SD) induction time (time from injection until complete immobilization) was 4.6 ± 2.5 minutes for collared peccaries and 4.4 ± 1.9 for hogs. Peccaries became conscious at 64 ± 29 minutes and first stood at 92 ± 33 minutes after initial injection. Hogs became conscious at 54 ± 26 minutes and first stood at 78 ± 38 minutes after initial injection. A 1:1 mg mixture of Telazol® and xylazine provided an effective and safe method to immobilize both species and provided adequate analgesia and anesthesia for short surgical procedures.

Gabor, Hellgren, and Silvy: Immobilization of Collared Peccaries (Tayassu tajacu) and Feral Hogs (Sus scrofa) with Telazol® and Xylazine
Timothy M. Gabor, Eric C. Hellgren, and Nova J. Silvy "Immobilization of Collared Peccaries (Tayassu tajacu) and Feral Hogs (Sus scrofa) with Telazol® and Xylazine," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 33(1), 161-164, (1 January 1997). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-33.1.161
Received: 8 January 1996; Published: 1 January 1997
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