Veterinary Science & Technology

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Clinical Evaluation of Ketamine Hydrochloride for Immobilization in Bonnet Macaques (Macaca radiata)


Boon Allwin*, Pradeep Nag BS, Kalaignan PA, Nishit S Gokarn, Gopikrishnan D and Jahangir Basha Doddamani

Bonnet macaques are old world monkeys and endemic to southern India. These animals constantly get into human settlements causing constant leading to human animal conflict. The study was carried out on 30 clinical cases of Bonnet Macaque of either sex referred for various surgical procedures. This paper aims at presenting a standard protocol of immobilizing bonnet macaques with injection ketamine hydrochloride. Time taken for ataxia was shorter 2.28 ± 0.22. Time for induction was 3.55 ± 0.10 minutes. The duration of anaesthesia was 39.50 ± 0.48 minutes. The mean recovery time was 44.17 ± 0.51 minutes. The quality of anaesthesia was smooth and uneventful. This clinical evaluation of ketamine hydrochloride for immobilization in bonnet macaques has been taken as a standard and can be used for immobilization in field conditions also.


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