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The study was conducted on 21 New Zealand White rabbits (Oryctolagus cunniculus) to evaluate the efficacy and usefulness of ketamine (KET), xylazine (XYL), acepromazine (ACP) and diazepam (DIZ) combinations as injectable anaesthetics in rabbits. Animals were randomly allocated to 7 different...

Davoud Kazemi; Davood Sharifi; Ali Rezaie; Jalal Bakhtiyari
Indian Society for Veterinary Surgery, Hisar, India
Indian Journal of Veterinary Surgery, 2002, 23, 1, pp 12-15

Rabits were premedicated with acetylpromazine maleate (1 mg/kg, i/m) before ketamine (40 mg/kg, i/m) and xylazine (3 mg/kg, i/m). The ears were shaved and the auricular artery cannulated with a 21 gauge catheter. Blood was collected into a 60 cm3 syringe by aspiration. The technique allowed...

Ludders, J. W.; Thomas, C. B.; Sharp, P.; Sedgewick, C. J.
Laboratory Animal Science, 1987, 37, 6, pp 803-805