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Volume 15 (3): 249-255, 2011
Standing sedation using xylazine-morphine combination for flank ovariectomy in a mare
N Vesal*, A Mogheiseh
Department of Clinical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Shiraz University, Postal code 71345-1731, Shiraz, IRAN
Vesal N, Mogheiseh A, Standing sedation using xylazine-morphine combination for flank ovariectomy in a mare, Online J Vet Res., 15 (3): 249-255, 2011. An 8-year-old Arabian mare was admitted for anoestrus and infertility of one year duration. Transrectal ultrasonographic evaluation revealed an enlarged (approximately 8×7 cm), honeycomb form left ovary and a small, static right ovary. Standing flank ovariectomy was performed under a sedative analgesic combination of xylazine-morphine and local anesthesia. The technique described reliably produces adequate sedation and analgesia for Standing flank ovariectomy in the horse. Standing laparotomy was a successful procedure and could be an alternative for horses that cannot undergo general anesthesia due to health problems.
Key words: standing sedation, xylazine, morphine, ovariectomy, mare.