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Behavioural Responses of Agile Wallabies (Macropus agilis) to Darting and lmmobilisation with Tiletamine Hydrochloride and Zolazepam Hydrochloride

Stirrat, Simon C. (1997). Behavioural Responses of Agile Wallabies (Macropus agilis) to Darting and lmmobilisation with Tiletamine Hydrochloride and Zolazepam Hydrochloride. Wildlife Research,24(1):89-95.

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Title Behavioural Responses of Agile Wallabies (Macropus agilis) to Darting and lmmobilisation with Tiletamine Hydrochloride and Zolazepam Hydrochloride
Author Stirrat, Simon C.
Journal Name Wildlife Research
Publication Date 1997
Volume Number 24
Issue Number 1
ISSN 1035-3712   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-0030946690
Start Page 89
End Page 95
Total Pages 7
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher C S I R O Publishing
Field of Research 270000 Biological Sciences
Abstract A total of 28 free-ranging agile wallabies (Macropus agilis) was immobilised with a combination of tiletamine hydrochloride and zolazepam hydrochloride. The drug was administered by projectile syringe fired from a gas-powered pistol. A dose of approximately 10 mg per kg body mass produced ataxia in 3.8 ± 0.4 min (mean ± s.e.), initial recumbency in 4.9 ± 0.5 min, and lateral recumbency in 7.9 ± 0.7 min after dart impact. Wallabies were calm throughout handling, showed good muscle relaxation and started to regain consciousness after 53 ± 3 min. Recovery of mobility took more than 240 min and appeared uneventful. Wallabies moved 41 ± 5 m after dart impact, after which they either groomed or fed until the drug took effect. Five wallabies sought shelter in nearby forest after darting and these were found 11 ± 3 m inside the forest boundary.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WR95039   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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