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Serial tranquilization of a reticulated giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) using xylazine.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9279408     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 5-yr-old captive-born reticulated giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) was tranquilized with i.m. xylazine 34 times in a 39-day period to allow nursing by her calf. Xylazine administered at approximately 0.16 mg/kg i.m. provided adequate sedation of the dam without detrimental side effects to the dam or the calf. While the dam was sedated, the calf was able to ingest adequate amounts of milk to produce acceptable weight gains until he was consistently eating solid foods.
M T Fischer; R E Miller; E W Houston
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1042-7260     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Zoo Wildl. Med.     Publication Date:  1997 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-09-30     Completed Date:  1997-09-30     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8915208     Medline TA:  J Zoo Wildl Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  182-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
St. Louis Zoological Park, Missouri 63110-1396, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Animals, Suckling / growth & development
Artiodactyla / growth & development,  physiology*,  psychology
Mammary Glands, Animal / pathology
Maternal Behavior
Tranquilizing Agents*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Tranquilizing Agents; 7361-61-7/Xylazine

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