Vol. 1, Issue 6, Part A (2016)
Study of xylazine ketamine and diazepam in two different combinations as general anesthesia in dog based on vital parameters, top up and duration of recovery
Author(s): Asmita Shrestha, Awadesh Kumar Jha, Sushil Kumar Poudel, Sikesh Manandhar and Rockson Karmacharya
Abstract: About 40 dogs of various breeds weighing between 8 and 21kg and age above one year brought at Animal Medical Centre, Chuchepati, Kathmandu were included as sample. The selections of dogs in two different groups were done on priority basis. Treatment one as xylazine ketamine combination on first 20 dogs and Treatment two i.e. xylazine ketamine diazepam was used as anesthesia in other 20 dogs. Respiratory rate and Heart rate were significantly higher in the xylazine–ketamine-diazepam group than xylazine-ketamine between 10 and 30 minutes and at 25 and 30 minute respectively. The difference in duration of recovery, top up volume, and surgery duration were non-significant between two treatments. The depressing cardiopulmonary effect on dogs was lesser in xylazine–ketamine-diazepam group than xylazine-ketamine. Thus, use of xylazine–ketamine-diazepam combination is preferred to xylazine-ketamine on cardiopulmonary compromised animal.
How to cite this article:
Asmita Shrestha, Awadesh Kumar Jha, Sushil Kumar Poudel, Sikesh Manandhar, Rockson Karmacharya. Study of xylazine ketamine and diazepam in two different combinations as general anesthesia in dog based on vital parameters, top up and duration of recovery. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2016;1(6):30-34.