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Table 4 The duodenal, jejunal, left colonic, right colonic, and cecal motility (contraction / 3 minutes) at zero-time pre- isotonic saline or Dexmedetomidine (3, 5, and 7 μg/kg) injection in donkeys

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

Group Duodenal motility Jejunal motility Left colonic motility Right colonic motility Cecal motility
Normal saline 6.9 ± 1.3 6.2 ± 0.9 5.1 ± 1.2 6.9 ± 1.3 4.1 ± 1.3
Dexmedetomidine (3 μg/kg) 6.8 ± 1.2 6.2 ± 1.0 5.1 ± 1.0 6.8 ± 1.0 4.1 ± 1.0
Dexmedetomidine (5 μg/kg) 6.8 ± 1.2 6.2 ± 1.0 5.1 ± 1.0 6.8 ± 1.0 4.1 ± 1.0
Dexmedetomidine (7 μg/kg) 6.8 ± 1.2 6.2 ± 1.0 5.1 ± 1.0 6.8 ± 1.0 4.1 ± 1.0a