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Table 2 Sedation score median (range), post-intravenous injection of isotonic saline or Dexmedetomidine (3, 5, and 7 μg/kg) in Donkeys

From: Evaluation of the effect of different sedative doses of dexmedetomidine on the intestinal motility in clinically healthy donkeys (Equus asinus)

Group Time zero 5 minutes 15 minutes 30 minutes 45 minutes 60 minutes 90 minutes 120 minutes
Normal saline 0 (0–0) a 0 (0–0) a 0 (0–0) a 0 (0–0) a 0 (0–0) a 0 (0–0) a 0 (0–0) a 0 (0–0) a
Dexmedetomidine (3 μg/kg) 0 (0–0) a 2 (1–2) b 2 (2–2) b 2 (2–3) b 1 (1–1) b 1 (0–1) b 0 (0–1) a 0 (0–1) a
Dexmedetomidine (5 μg/kg) 0 (0–0) a 3 (2–3) c 3 (3–3) c 3 (3–3) c 2 (2–2) c 2 (1–2) c 1 (1–2) c 0 (0–1) a
Dexmedetomidine (7 μg/kg) 0 (0–0) a 3 (3–3) c 3 (3–3) c 3 (3–3) c 3 (2–3) d 2 (1–2) c 1 (1–2) c 0 (0–1) a
  1. a,b,c,d: Variables with different superscript letters in the same column are significantly different at P < 0.05