Sevoflurane Anesthesia in Livingstones's Fruit Bats (Pteropus Livingstonii)
Drane, Aimee L.
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Fourteen captive Livingstone’s fruit bats (Pteropus livingstonii) were anesthetized for routine veterinary health checks, including echocardiography, using sevoflurane. In addition, three specimens suffering from cardiac disease and a pregnant specimen were anesthetized for clinical assessment. No anesthetic complications were observed in any of the specimens. Significant differences in the core body temperature were found between the esophageal and rectal measurements. A significant decrease in blood glucose was noted through the anesthesia, suspected to be related to an extended fasting period prior to the procedure
Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine;
Barbon, A., Glendewar, G., Drane, A.L., Shave, R. and Routh, A. (2017) 'Sevoflurane Anesthesia in Livingstones's Fruit Bats (Pteropus Livingstonii)', Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 48(4), pp.1081-1085
This article was published in Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine on December 01 2017 (online), available at https://doi.org/10.1638/2017-0047R1.1. An Open Access version of the article is not available in this repository.
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