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THE USE OF TWO DIFFERENT ANESTHETIC PROTOCOLS FOR OVARIECTOMY IN TRACHEMYS SCRIPTA ELEGANS

Published in Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LXVI, Issue 2
Written by Maria Roxana TURCU, Ruxandra PAVEL, Andra DEGAN, Gina GÎRDAN, Catalin MICSA, Ovidiu ROȘU, Lucian IONIȚĂ

This study was performed in order to evaluate two anesthetic protocols used for ovariectomy in turtles belonging to Trachemys scripta elegans species, between June and July 2019 at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest. Patients aged one year old were divided in two study groups depending on the anesthetic protocol used. Group A was premedicated with Midazolam (2 mg/kg), Dexmedetomidine (0.1 mg/kg) and Ketamine (5 mg/kg) administered intramuscularly (IM) while group B had Midazolam (2 mg/kg), Buprenorphine (0.2 mg/kg) and Ketamine (2 mg/kg) IM. Induction was made with Isoflurane 5% in the induction chamber followed by Ketamine (10 mg/kg) given intravenously, in the supravertebral sinus (IV). All patients were intubated with an 18G IV catheter and maintained with Isoflurane 3% and 100% Oxygen. Patients in group B required two boluses of Ketamine (10 mg/kg/bolus) compared with patients in group A that didn’t have any additional doses. Therefore the recovery was smoother and faster in patients from group A.

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