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2012 (Vol. 4, Issue: 4)
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A Randomized Trial of Low-Dose Ketamine and Lignocaine Infiltration for Laparo-Caecectomy in Layer Chickens

O.D. Eyarefe and C.O. Oguntoye
Corresponding Author:  C.O. Oguntoye 

Key words:  Chickens , ketamine, laparo-caecectomy, lignocaine, low-dose, ,
Vol. 4 , (4): 252-255
Submitted Accepted Published
May 09, 2012 June , 2012 August 20, 2012
Abstract:

This study compared the anaesthetic effects of intramuscular injection of Ketamine (K) (15 mg/kg) with intramuscular injection of Ketamine (K) (15 mg/kg) and Lignocaine (L) (4 mg/kg) infiltration for laparocaecectomy in 12 layer chickens (1.10.06 Kg) randomized into two groups (K, 5 chickens and K- L, 7 chickens). The duration of recumbency of the K-L group (100.316.4 min) was significantly longer (p<0.05) than that of K group (33.86.0 min). Time to stand for the K-L group (20.84.0 min) was also significantly longer (p<0.05) than those of K group (101.4 min). The mean heart rates, respiratory rates and cloacal temperatures were lower in the K-L group than the K group. All the birds recovered smoothly and no mortality was recorded following the procedure. In the absence of inhalatory anaesthesia, low dose ketamine and lignocaine infiltration may be a preferred anaesthetic protocol for non-protracted abdominal procedures such as laparo-caecectomy in birds.
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O.D. Eyarefe and C.O. Oguntoye, 2012. A Randomized Trial of Low-Dose Ketamine and Lignocaine Infiltration for Laparo-Caecectomy in Layer Chickens .  International Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 4(4): 252-255.
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