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1 December 2003 SERIAL IMMOBILIZATION OF A BRAZILIAN TAPIR (TAPIRUS TERRESTRUS) WITH ORAL DETOMIDINE AND ORAL CARFENTANIL
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Detomidine (0.17 ± 0.03 mg/kg, p.o.) followed in 20 min by carfentanil (7.88 ± 1.85 μg/kg, p.o.) reliably restrained an adult Brazilian tapir (Tapirus terrestrus) eight times for short medical procedures. Detomidine caused head droop, sawhorse stance, ataxia or head pressing (or both). Sternal or lateral recumbency was reached within 10.75 ± 7.6 min of carfentanil administration. Recoveries after i.v. and s.c. administration of yohimbine and naltrexone were smooth and rapid, with the tapir standing within 2–5 min.

Christal G. Pollock and Edward C. Ramsay "SERIAL IMMOBILIZATION OF A BRAZILIAN TAPIR (TAPIRUS TERRESTRUS) WITH ORAL DETOMIDINE AND ORAL CARFENTANIL," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 34(4), 408-410, (1 December 2003). https://doi.org/10.1638/01-061
Received: 23 July 2001; Published: 1 December 2003
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