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Effect of certain anesthetic agents on mallard ducks

Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

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Abstract

Four anesthetic agents used in human or veterinary medicine and 3 experimental anesthetic preparations were evaluated for effectiveness in inducing narcosis when administered orally to game-farm mallard ducks (Anas platyrhynchos).Tribromoethanol was the only compound to satisfy criteria of initial tests. Mean duration of the induction, immobilization, and recovery periods was 2.4 minutes, 8.7 minutes, and 1.3 hours, respectively, at the median effective dosage for immobilization (ED50; 100 mg./kg. of body weight). The median lethal dosage (LD50) was 400 mg./kg. of body weight.Tribromoethanol was also tested on mallards during the reproductive season. Effects on the hatchability of eggs or the survival of young were not detected.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Effect of certain anesthetic agents on mallard ducks
Series title:
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Volume
161
Issue:
6
Year Published:
1972
Language:
English
Description:
p. 624-633
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
624
Last page:
633
Number of Pages:
9