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1) Injectable anesthetics are used in birds to facilitate surgery and provide restraint for handling (2); advantages include rapid administration, low cost, and minimal equipment requirements.
Common injectable anesthetic agents used to immobilize mesopredators in the field include ketamine (often combined with xylazine, acepromazine or medetomidine), telazol, fentanyl-droperidol and phencyclidine and pentobarbital sodium (Kreeger, 2007; reviewed by Kocer, 2004).