nobody at no-reply.mcw.edu
Tue Apr 24 09:48:18 CDT 2001
Medetomidine alone is suitable as a sedative but not as a single
anesthetic agent. Dose is approximately 0.2 mg/kg intraperitoneally.
It can be reversed or antagonized by the use of atipamizole.
Combinations of medetomidine with opioids such as fentanyl
(neuroleptanalgesia) provide surgical anesthesia, but not combinations with
benzodiazepines. You may find more by doing a literature search,
especially in the journal Laboratory Animals published in UK.
I too recommend you try to use an inhalant such as halothane.
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