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1 March 2000 MEDETOMIDINE/TILETAMINE/ZOLAZEPAM AND XYLAZINE/TILETAMINE/ZOLAZEPAM COMBINATIONS FOR IMMOBILIZATION OF FALLOW DEER (CERVUS DAMA)
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Abstract

Eleven adult fallow deer (Cervus dama) were anesthetized using a mixture of xylazine/tiletamine/zolazepam, and 10 were anesthetized with a mixture of medetomidine/tiletamine/zolazepam. Anesthesia was adequate for capture in all instances, and minor surgical procedures were possible in seven of the animals treated with xylazine/tiletamine/zolazepam and in all of the animals treated with medetomidine/tiletamine/zolazepam. Blood gas, hematologic, serum biochemical, and cardiorespiratory parameters were measured during all immobilizations. The deer immobilized with xylazine/tiletamine/zolazepam had significantly higher lactate and cortisol values than the deer immobilized with the medetomidine combination. Although both methods were adequate for fallow deer, the medetomidine/tiletamine/zolazepam combination produced superior results.

J. Fernández-Morán, J. Palomeque, and V. I. Peinado "MEDETOMIDINE/TILETAMINE/ZOLAZEPAM AND XYLAZINE/TILETAMINE/ZOLAZEPAM COMBINATIONS FOR IMMOBILIZATION OF FALLOW DEER (CERVUS DAMA)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 31(1), 62-64, (1 March 2000). https://doi.org/10.1638/1042-7260(2000)031[0062:MTZAXT]2.0.CO;2
Received: 8 December 1998; Published: 1 March 2000
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