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Table 4 Schedule of treatments

From: S-ketamine and intranasal application: alternatives for the castration of male suckling piglets?

Time point Activity Description
0 min. Separation from sow, weighting and randomisation
20 min. 1st blood sampling Sample before castration/sham castration
20 min., 10 s Application of NSAID  
30 min. 1st clinical examination Examination (heart rate, breaths, rectal temperature) before castration/sham castration
35 min. Application of Anaesthetics  
50 min. Castration/sham castration  
55 min. 2nd blood sampling Blood sample 5 min. after castration/sham castration (cortisol)
55 min.10 s 2nd clinical examination Examination (heart rate, breaths, rectal temperature) 5 min. after castration/sham castration
170 min. 3rd blood sampling Blood sample 120 min. after castration/sham castration (cortisol)
170 min. 10 s 3rd clinical examination Examination (heart rate, breaths, rectal temperature) 120 min. after castration/sham castration