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Evaluation of different anesthetic techniques in the chemical restraint of coatis (Nasua nasua)

Grant number: 11/22409-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2012
Effective date (End): January 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Veterinary Medicine - Animal Clinics and Surgery
Principal Investigator:Silvia Renata Gaido Cortopassi
Grantee:Luiza Pereira Santiago
Host Institution: Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia (FMVZ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


This study aims to check for improvement in procedures for castration in coatis (Nasua Nasua) with the addition of epidural anesthesia and also compare the differences between the association of ketamine with xylazine and ketamine chemical restraint with dexmedetomidine in this species. Fifteen animals will be divided into three groups and anesthetized according to the protocol specified for each group.(AU)

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