oa Journal of the South African Veterinary Association - The effects of xylazine and fentanyl on various hormones and metabolites in karakul sheep and a blesbok

Volume 62, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1019-9128
  • E-ISSN: 2224-9435



Xylazine and fentanyl are commonly used in combinations for immobilisation of wild antelope. In order to ascertain the effects of the combination of these drugs on certain metabolites and hormones in ruminants, blood was sampled from 8 karakul sheep (4 experimental and 4 control) and one tame blesbok (Damaliscus dorcas phillipsii) for 30 min before and after immobilisation.

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