Ketaset 100 mg/ml Solution for Injection
Ketaset induces a state of catalepsy with amnesia and analgesia; muscle tone is maintained including the pharyngeal and laryngeal reflexes. The heart rate, blood pressure and cardiac output are increased; respiratory depression is not a noticeable feature. All these characteristics may be modified if Ketaset is used in combination with other agents.
Ketaset has been used in conjunction with xylazine in the donkey (Fisher R J, 1984 E.V.J. 16(3) 176–179) and in mules (data on file) at the same dosages and route as the horse.
Further data on the use of ketamine in primates is available in the following reference: Booth and McDonald 1988 Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 6th Edition, Published Ames lowa State University Press 255–256.