publication . Article . 2005

COMPARATIVE EFFICACY OF DETOMIDINE AND DETOMIDINE - KETAMINE COCKTAIL IN QUAILS

U. F. Durrani, M. Ashraf and A. Khalid¹;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2005 Journal: Pakistan Veterinary Journal (issn: 0253-8318, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
Abstract
Twenty adult healthy quails (Coturnix coturnix) were divided into two equal groups. One group was administered detomidine (2.4 mg/kg, I/M) and other group was administered detomidine-ketamine cocktail (1.2 mg/kg + 30 mg/kg, I/M). Detomidine slowly and smoothly induced a light sedation accompanied by superficial analgesia, hypoventilation, hypothermia and bradycardia in all birds. Detomidine-ketamine cocktail rapidly and smoothly induced a deep anaesthesia accompanied by deep analgesia, hypoventilation, hypothermia and bradycardia and complete loss of all reflexes in all birds. In both groups, recovery from sedation and anaesthesia was smooth and of short duratio...
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free text keywords: Quail, detomidine, ketamine, detomidine-ketamine cocktail, Animal culture, SF1-1100, Veterinary medicine, SF600-1100
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