TABLE 6-2 Dose of Xylazine and Adjunctive Drugs Other Than Ketamine a in Various Species

Species

Dose, mg/kg (Routeb)

Adjunct Drug, mg/kg (Routeb)

Comments

References

Cat

1.1–4.4 (iv, im, sc)

None

Sedation, analgesia, emesis

Moye et al., 1973; Yates, 1973

Cattle

0.09–0.35 (im)

None

Sedation, analgesia

Hopkins, 1972

Dog

0.5–4.4 (iv, im, sc)

None

Sedation, analgesia, emesis

Moye et al., 1973; Yates, 1973;

Klide et al., 1975

Horse

0.5–1.0 (iv, im)

None

Sedation

Hoffman, 1974

Horse

0.5–1.0 (iv, im)

Morphine, 0.2–0.5 (iv, im)

Sedation,analgesia

Klein and Baetjer, 1974

Horse

0.1–0.5 (iv)

Butorphanol, 0.01–0.04 (iv)

Preanesthesia restraint

Orsini, 1988

Rabbit

5.0 (sc)

Pentobarbital, 11–28 (iv)

Anesthesia

Hobbs et al., 1991

a Tables 5-4 and 5-5 list doses for xylazine in combination with ketamine.

b iv = intravenous; im = intramuscular; sc = subcutaneous.



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