Drug immobilization of walrus (Odobenus rosmarus)

Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
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Abstract

Five out of nine walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) were successfully immobilized at Round Island, Alaska, in May of 1978 by combinations of phencyclidine hydrochloride and acepromazine hydrochloride. A crossbow was an effective delivery technique. Walruses that had recently hauled out were more suitable for immobilization than well-rested animals. Care was taken to prevent walruses from overheating or suffocating.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Drug immobilization of walrus (Odobenus rosmarus)
Series title Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
DOI 10.1139/f81-048
Volume 38
Year Published 1981
Language English
Publisher NRC Research Press
Contributing office(s) Western Ecological Research Center
Description 3 p.
First page 365
Last page 367