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Analgesic, behavioral and sedation evaluation of sub-anesthetic ketamine S (+) in pre-medicated horses with xylazine

Grant number: 06/03806-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2006
Effective date (End): September 30, 2007
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Veterinary Medicine - Animal Clinics and Surgery
Principal Investigator:Carlos Augusto Araújo Valadão
Grantee:Cândice Mara Bertonha
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias (FCAV). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Jaboticabal. Jaboticabal , SP, Brazil


Ketamine, a dissociative anesthetic induces analgesia and catleptoid state, has been used to produce equine anesthesia. Xylazine has a sedative, analgesic and muscular relaxant effects in this specie. The propose of this study is evaluate the hemogasometric, analgesic and behavioral effects of SC ketamine in xilazine premedicated horses.

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