Effect of Xylazine Sedative on Propofol Anaesthesia in pigs
Author(s): Amine AA, Kisani AI, Nev OT, Ahembe RT, Tyokyaa DT and Elsa AT
To identify the cardio-respiratory changes caused by propofol anesthesia in pigs, the effects were investigated. Six adult male pigs weighing an average of 21 kg and aged 8 to 12 months were divided into groups A and B.
Propofol was supplied to group A animals at a rate of 5.5 mg/kg, whereas xylazine at a rate of 0.5 mg/kg was given to group B animals, followed by propofol 5 minutes later. Heart rate, pulse rate, respiratory rate, and rectal temperature were measured as cardiorespiratory parameters. Although a drop in heart rate was seen, it was not statistically significant because the p value was higher than 0.05 (P>0.05). After comparing the controlled value's mean value to the sample mean value, it was discovered that there was an increase in respiratory rate.
There was statistically no significance for the value of (P>0.05). This study demonstrated that xylazine plus propofol anesthesia generated a smooth onset and good muscle relaxation in pigs during this trial.