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Drug immobilization of walrus (Odobenus rosmarus)

Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

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https://doi.org/10.1139/f81-048

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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