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Table 2 Duration of anesthesia, surgery, total clinic time, and rescue drugs

From: Total injectable anesthesia of dogs and cats for remote location veterinary sterilization clinic

Group n Time from drug injection to start of surgery (min) Surgery time (min) Number of times additional drugs neededa Total time in clinic (min)
Feline OVH 26 15 (7–35) 26 (12–46) 7/26 = 27%
Alfaxalone IM n = 6 (once)
Alfaxalone IM n = 3 (twice)
Dexmedetomidine + ketamine IM n = 1 (once)
55 (35–120)
Feline Castration 22 11 (3–22) 2 (1–6) 1/22 (1.2%)
Dexmedetomidine + ketamine IM n = 1 (once)
35 (14–69)
Canine OVH 28 24 (13–37) 34.5 (21–60) 16/28 (57%)
Alfaxalone IV n = 12 (once)
Alfaxalone IV n = 2 (twice)
Alfaxalone IV n = 1 (thrice)
72 (56–107)
Canine Castration 24 25 (17–31) 18 (10–40) 2/24 (8%)
Alfaxalone IV n = 2 (once)
58 (38–120)
  1. Times are presented as median and range
  2. aRescue drugs were given when initial dosing was insufficient to maintain anesthesia
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