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Use of Isoflurane and Butorphanol during Fracture Repair in Birds

Pramod V.S, Randhir Singh, Apra Shahi, Amol Rokde and Nidhi Gupta

College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, NDVSU, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal December 2020 : 97 (12) - pages 30 to 34
(Received: August, 2021, Accepted: December, 2021)


The study was conducted on twelve birds including wild birds irrespective of species, age, weight and sex, for the treatment of long bone fractures. During the study period, the incidence of fracture in birds was 16.25%. The body weight of birds under the study ranged from 53g to 500g with a mean 115.33 gms. All the birds under study were pre-anaesthetised with butorphanol tartrate @ 1 mg/kg i/m, 15 minutes prior to induction and mask induction was done using 5% isoflurane. The mean induction time observed was 00.69 ± 0.08 minutes in all the birds. Respiration rate and cloacal temperature was found reduced immediately after mask induction. The recovery time was 6.15 ± 0.68 minutes in all the birds. In all the birds a significantly (p<0.05) higher leukocyte and heterophil count and lower lymphocyte count were observed in early period of fracture fixation.

Key Words: Isoflurane, butorphanol, birds

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