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Table 2 Demographic data for dogs from the two most common sedation protocols

From: Sedation levels in dogs: a validation study

Sedation protocol Acepromazine - hydromorphone Dexmedetomidine - hydromorphone
Number of dogs 36 20
Age (years) 3 (0.25–11) 3 (0.58–10)
Sex 18 females, 11 males, 6 spayed females, 1 neutered male 7 females, 6 spayed females, 4 neutered males, 3 males
Mass (kg) 15.7 (2.4–40.2) 19.3 (1.57–47.0)
Breed 12 Mixed breed, 9 Pitbull types, 2 Miniature Pinschers, 2 Shih Tzus and 11 other pedigree breeds 13 Mixed breed, 2 Labrador Retrievers, 2 Chihuahuas, 3 other pedigree breeds
  1. Data are median (range)