A 1:1 mg mixture of Telazol® and xylazine hydrochloride (100 mg of Telazol® and 100 mg of xylazine per ml) was used to immohilize wild collared peccaries (Tayassu tajacu) and feral hogs (Sus scrofa); mean (±SD) intramuscular dosage rate was 4.73 ± 0.86 mg/kg and 4.35 ± 0.68 mg/kg for peccaries (n = 107) and hogs (n = 49), respectively. Mean (±SD) induction time (time from injection until complete immobilization) was 4.6 ± 2.5 minutes for collared peccaries and 4.4 ± 1.9 for hogs. Peccaries became conscious at 64 ± 29 minutes and first stood at 92 ± 33 minutes after initial injection. Hogs became conscious at 54 ± 26 minutes and first stood at 78 ± 38 minutes after initial injection. A 1:1 mg mixture of Telazol® and xylazine provided an effective and safe method to immobilize both species and provided adequate analgesia and anesthesia for short surgical procedures.
Immobilization of Collared Peccaries (Tayassu tajacu) and Feral Hogs (Sus scrofa) with Telazol® and Xylazine
Timothy M. Gabor, Eric C. Hellgren, Nova J. Silvy; Immobilization of Collared Peccaries (Tayassu tajacu) and Feral Hogs (Sus scrofa) with Telazol® and Xylazine. J Wildl Dis 1 January 1997; 33 (1): 161–164. doi: https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-33.1.161
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