- Volume 21 Issue 2
This study was performed to evaluate the sedative effect of xylazine for restraint of deers such as sika deer (19 cases), red deer (19 cases), elk (19 cases), pere david deer (13 cases) and reindeer (8 cases), raised in the area of surburb of Seoul, Chungcheongnam-do and Gyungsangbug-do. provinces The results were as follows : 1. The more the dose of xylazine, the earlier the onset of sedation, and the s1ower the recovery time to normal state. 2. The optimal intramuscular dose of xylazine was found to be 0.8~1.4mg per Kg of body weight for sika deer, 0.6~1.0mg for red deer, 1.0~1.4mg for elk, 0.2~0.4mg for pere david deer, and 0.6~1.0mg for reindeer.