Twenty-nine free-ranging Himalayan tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus) were darted in the Sagarmatha National Park (Nepal) using different combinations of xylazine and ketamine. Animals in Group 1 (n=4) received a mean xylazine–ketamine dose of 2.77±0.99 mg/kg xylazine plus 3.32±0.19 mg/kg ketamine in males and 2.39±0.10 mg/kg xylazine plus 4.29±0.17 mg/kg ketamine in females. Animals in Group 2 (n=25) received a mean xylazine–ketamine dose of 1.70±0.41 mg/kg xylazine plus 3.06±0.74 mg/kg ketamine in males and 1.82±0.29 mg/kg xylazine plus 3.29±0.52 mg/kg ketamine in females. No anesthetic-related mortality was recorded. Anesthesia was reversed by a standard dose of 11 mg/animal of atipamezole administered by intramuscular injection. Although all anesthetic dosages immobilized free-ranging tahr successfully, a quick and smooth recovery was obtained (11.1±5.6 min) only with the dosages of Group 2.
You have requested a machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Neither BioOne nor the owners and publishers of the content make, and they explicitly disclaim, any express or implied representations or warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, representations and warranties as to the functionality of the translation feature or the accuracy or completeness of the translations.
Translations are not retained in our system. Your use of this feature and the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the BioOne website.
Vol. 42 • No. 3