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The effect of xylazine epidural anaesthesia on blood gas and acid-base parameters in rams






British Veterinary Journal 151(5): 579-585

The effect of xylazine epidural anaesthesia on blood gas and acid-base parameters in rams

The blood gas and acid-base effects of epidural xylazine were studied in rams. Xylazine at a dose of 0.4 mg kg-1 led to a metabolic alkalosis with a significant increase of pH, plasma bicarbonate and base excess and respiratory depression. Epidural administration of xylazine provided prolonged and very effective analgesia during abdominal and hindlimb surgery in rams.

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Accession: 002984479

PMID: 8556317



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