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Trim, C. M.;Lamberski, N.;Kissel, D. I.;Quandt, J. E.
Anesthesia in a Baird's tapir (Tapirus bairdii)
Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Journal Article
Tapirus bairdii detomidine butorphanol ketamine isoflurane Tapir Bibliography
A Baird's tapir (Tapirus bairdii) was satisfactorily immobilized on two occasions with i.m. detomidine (0.065-0.13 mg/kg) and butorphanol (0.13-0.2 mg/kg). On the second occasion, anesthesia was induced by i.v. administration of ketamine (2.2 mg/kg). Twenty minutes later, endotracheal intubation was performed after an additional i.v. injection of ketamine (1.5 mg/kg). Anesthesia was maintained with isoflurane, which provided excellent conditions for radiology and surgery. Anesthesia was associated with hypoxemia when the tapir was allowed to breathe air and with hypoventilation. Mean arterial pressure remained satisfactory. No antagonist drugs were administered, and recovery from anesthesia was rapid and smooth.
English Article J ZOO WILDLIFE MED 113NR