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Isoflurane anaesthesia in an African wild dog, Lycaon pictus : short communication

G.F. Stegmann
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association | Vol 71, No 4 | a724 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jsava.v71i4.724 | © 2000 G.F. Stegmann | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 July 2000 | Published: 10 July 2000

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Abstract

Anaesthesia was required in a captive female African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) for surgical wound treatment. After it was immobilised with a medetomidine-ketamine combination, bradycardia, hypothermia, systolic hypertension and metabolic acidosis were observed. Surgical anaesthesia was maintained with a 1 %end-tidal isoflurane concentration. A decrease in the arterial blood pressure, rectal temperature and pHoccurred during maintenance of anaesthesia.

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Acidosis; Anaesthesia; Hypertension; Isoflurane; Ketamine; Lycaon Pictus; Medetomidine; Wild Dog

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