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Xylazine

Contributor(s): Mark Senior

Introduction

Name

  • Xylazine.

Class of drug

  • Alpha-2 adrenoceptor stimulant.

Uses

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Indications

Administration

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Pharmacokinetics

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Precautions

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Benredouane K, Ringer S K, Fourel I et al (2011) Comparison of xylazine-butrophanol and xylazine-morphine-ketamine infusions in horses undergoing a standing surgery. Vet Rec 169 (14), 364 PubMed.
  • Sinclair M & Valverde A (2009) Short-term anaeshtesia with xylazine, diazepam/ketamine for castration in horses under field conditions: Use of intravenous lidocaine. Equine Vet J 41 (2), 149-152 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Derived from The Veterinary Formulary (1998) 4th edn. Ed: Bishop Y. British Veterinary Association and Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

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