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Association of acepromazine with propofol in giant amazon turtles Podocnemis expansa reared in captivity.
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PMID:  22850706     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of different concentrations of an anesthetic association in giant amazon turtles (Podocnemis expansa).
METHODS: Twenty healthy P. expansa of both sexes weighing between 1.0 and 1.5kg commercially bred in the Araguaia River Valley, Goias, Brazil, were separated into two groups (G1 n=10 and G2 n=10). Each group received a respective protocol: P1= acepromazine (0.5 mg/kg IM) and propofol (5 mg/kg IV) and P2 = acepromazine (0.5 mg/kg IM) and propofol (10 mg/kg IV). The acepromazine was administered in the left thoracic member and the propofol in the cervical vertebral sinus. Assessments were made of the anesthetic parameters of locomotion, muscle relaxation, response to pain stimuli in the right thoracic and pelvic members and heartbeat.
RESULTS: The anesthetic induction time was the same for both protocols (P1 and P2); however the P2 effects were of a longer duration.
CONCLUSION: The sedation achieved with both protocols (P1 and P2) were satisfactory for the biological sample collection, physical examinations and minor surgeries on this species.
José Roberto Ferreira Alves-Júnior; Andréa Cristina Scarpa Bosso; Mariana Batista Andrade; Valéria de Sá Jayme; Karin Werther; André Luiz Quagliatto Santos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta cirúrgica brasileira / Sociedade Brasileira para Desenvolvimento Pesquisa em Cirurgia     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1678-2674     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Cir Bras     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9103983     Medline TA:  Acta Cir Bras     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  552-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Goias Federal University, Brazil.
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