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Veterinary care of ferrets often requires chemical restraint. This study hypothesized that IM alfaxalone and butorphanol would result in clinically useful sedation without clinically relevant cardiorespiratory effects. Twelve healthy 15-mo-old ferrets of equal sexes weighing 0.75 to 1.66 kg were...

Author(s)
Milloway, M. C.; Posner, L. P.; Balko, J. A.
Publisher
American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Pomona, USA
Citation
Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 2021, 51, 4, pp 841-847
Abstract

Alfaxalone is a neurosteroid with anaesthetic effects and it has been used successfully in several animal species. However, there are no data, to our knowledge, about its efficacy and safety in ferrets (Mustela putorius furo). We evaluated a variety of anaesthetic regimens in ferrets, namely, ...

Author(s)
Giral, M.; García-Olmo, D. C.; Gómez-Juárez, M.; Gómez de Segura, I. A.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Laboratory Animals, 2014, 48, 4, pp 313-320
Abstract

Alfaxalone is a neuroactive steroid used as a general anaesthetic in several species including dogs, cats, rabbits and ferrets. It has a wide margin of safety and a similar anaesthetic profile to propofol. To increase its aqueous solubility, a new formulation with cyclodextrins has been marketed...

Author(s)
Arenillas, M.; Gomez de Segura, I. A.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Laboratory Animals, 2018, 52, 6, pp 588-598
Abstract

Alfaxalone is a neuroactive steroid used as a general anaesthetic in several species including dogs, cats, ferrets and rabbits. This study evaluates the anaesthetic, analgesic, sedative and cardiopulmonary effects of Alfaxalone (alfaxan®) constant rate of infusion in Dexmedetomidine (Dexdomitor®)...

Author(s)
Sogebi, E.; Cliff, A. I.
Publisher
Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, National Center for Information and Documentation (NIDOC), Cairo, Egypt
Citation
Egyptian Journal of Veterinary Sciences, 2020, 51, 3, pp 373-379
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Author(s)
Mancinelli, E.
Publisher
Veterinary Business Development Ltd, Peterborough, UK
Citation
Veterinary Times, 2016, 46, 38, pp 22-24
Abstract

The anaesthetic steroid combination alfaxolone-alfadolone is a well-established short-acting injectable agent for cats and primates. It can be recommended for intravenous administration to rats, rabbits, neonatal pigs, mice and hamsters. It has limited value in mice and hamsters by the...

Author(s)
Green, C. J.; Halsey, M. J.; Precious, S.; Wardley-Smith, B.
Citation
Laboratory Animals, 1978, 12, 2, pp 85-89
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Click on the links below to search for records on analgesia and anaesthesia of small mammals such as rabbits, rats, guineapigs, chinchillas, mice and ferrets.

Date
18 April 2012

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