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1 December 2017 SEVOFLURANE ANESTHESIA IN LIVINGSTONE'S FRUIT BATS (PTEROPUS LIVINGSTONII)
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Fourteen captive Livingstone's fruit bats (Pteropus livingstonii) were anesthetized for routine veterinary health checks, including echocardiography, using sevoflurane. In addition, three specimens suffering from cardiac disease and a pregnant specimen were anesthetized for clinical assessment. No anesthetic complications were observed in any of the specimens. Significant differences in the core body temperature were found between the esophageal and rectal measurements. A significant decrease in blood glucose was noted through the anesthesia, suspected to be related to an extended fasting period prior to the procedure.

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Alberto Rodriguez Barbon, Gale Glendewar, Aimee L. Drane, Robert Shave, and Andrew Routh "SEVOFLURANE ANESTHESIA IN LIVINGSTONE'S FRUIT BATS (PTEROPUS LIVINGSTONII)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 48(4), 1081-1085, (1 December 2017). https://doi.org/10.1638/2017-0047R1.1
Accepted: 1 September 2017; Published: 1 December 2017
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