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Table 1 Median (range) dosage of injected anaesthesia-mixtures by certified Swiss farmers to goat kids for horn disbudding

From: Evaluation of anaesthesia and analgesia quality during disbudding of goat kids by certified Swiss farmers

Number of goat kids Xylazine dose (mg/kg) Ketamine dose (mg/kg) Lidocaine dose (mg/kg) Acepromazine dose (mg/kg) Mean general reaction score (0–3)
71 0.05a 20a 0   1.24 (SD 1.27)b
58 0.18 (0.050.58) 10 (4–25) 0   0.69 (SD 1.06)
22 0.61 (0.361.23) 0 0   1.55 (SD 1.34)
20 1.84 (0.611.84) 0 1.2 (1.2–3.1)   0.05 (SD 0.23)c
3 0 10 0 Dosage unknown 2.33 (SD 1.15)
  1. arecommended xylazine-ketamine mixture
  2. bmean of 66 goat kids (5 excluded due to strong restraint)
  3. cmean of 19 goat kids (1 excluded due to strong restraint)
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