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Isoflurane as an inhalation anesthetic for muskrats (Ondatra zibethicus).
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PMID:  8592396     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effectiveness of isoflurane as an inhalation anesthetic for muskrats (Ondatra zibethicus) was evaluated. Thirty muskrats were anesthetized in an enclosed chamber using 10 ml of isoflurane in Carlton County, Minnesota (USA), from 27 September to 24 October 1994. Mean (+/- SE) induction time for adults, juveniles, and kits was 20.6 +/- 2.9, 21.5 +/- 2.4, and 16.9 +/- 5.3 min, respectively (P = 0.77). Respective mean arousal times for adults, juveniles, and kits were 5.1 +/- 0.5, 5.7 +/- 0.7, and 5.7 +/- 0.6 min (P = 0.78). Heart rate, respiration rate, and body temperature were similar among age classes (P = 0.08 to 0.58). Mortality (3.3%) was comparable to that of other inhalation anesthetics. No short-term adverse effects were observed in recaptured individuals. Isoflurane is a safe and effective inhalation anesthetic for muskrats, although prolonged induction may limit its use in field studies.
J L Belant
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of wildlife diseases     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0090-3558     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Wildl. Dis.     Publication Date:  1995 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-04-04     Completed Date:  1996-04-04     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0244160     Medline TA:  J Wildl Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  573-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Fond du Lac Ceded Territory Conservation Department, Cloquet, Minnesota 55720, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aging / physiology
Anesthesia, Inhalation / veterinary*
Anesthetics, Inhalation*
Arvicolinae / physiology*
Behavior, Animal / drug effects
Body Temperature / drug effects
Heart Rate / drug effects
Respiration / drug effects
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anesthetics, Inhalation; 26675-46-7/Isoflurane

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