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1 April 1997 ISOFLURANE ANESTHESIA IN FREE RANGING SEA LION PUPS
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California sea lion pups, Zalophus californianus, (n = 115), were captured and anesthetized for (mean ± SD) 17.6 ± 7.8 min on San Miguel Island, California (USA) in November of 1992. Mask isoflurane anesthesia allowed intubation in 7.1 ± 2.74 min. Pups recovered and walked in 7.32 ± 4.8 min. Mask anesthesia in pups resulted in relaxation in 45 ± 14 sec. Safe, brief anesthesia was delivered in support of weighing, medical evaluation, and short surgical procedures. Recovery character of all pups was sufficient to permit release to the free ranging state immediately after surgery, saving labor, supervision personnel, and postoperative time.

Heath, DeLong, Jameson, Bradley, and Spraker: ISOFLURANE ANESTHESIA IN FREE RANGING SEA LION PUPS
R. B. Heath, Robert DeLong, Vicki Jameson, Denise Bradley, and T. Spraker "ISOFLURANE ANESTHESIA IN FREE RANGING SEA LION PUPS," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 33(2), 206-210, (1 April 1997). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-33.2.206
Received: 21 February 1996; Published: 1 April 1997
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