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OJVRTM

Online Journal of Veterinary Research

(Including Medical and Laboratory Research)

Established 1994
ISSN 1328-925X

 

Volume 27 (1):28-36, 2023.


Effects of propofol and etomidate intravenous anaesthesia on blood calcium and magnesium in dogs

 

M Marjani1, A Sabzevari2, M Selk Ghaffari1, H Akbarein3

 

1Department of Clinical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Islamic Azad, University-Karaj Branch, 2School of Veterinary Medicine, Islamic Azad University-Garmsar Branch. 3School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tehran, Tehran-Iran.

 

ABSTRACT

 

Marjani M, Sabzevari A, Ghaffari MS, Akbarein H., Effects of propofol and etomidate intravenous anaesthesia on blood calcium and magnesium in dogs, Onl J Vet Res., 27 (1): 28-36, 2023. Authors report effects of intravenous propofol and etomidate anaesthesia on blood calcium and magnesium in dogs. Two groups of 10 dogs each were anaesthetized 0.5mg/kg diazepam and 5mg/kg propofol intravenously maintained with 2mg/kg propofol infusion for 1h (1), or 0.5mg/kg diazepam and 2mg/kg etomidate maintained with 0.1mg/kg/min etomidate perfusion for 1h (2). Blood was taken for serum calcium and magnesium before, 30 and 60 after anaesthesias. No statistically significant changes in serum calcium and magnesium levels were seen throughout the study in both treatment groups. In summary, continuous infusion of propofol or etomidate did not alter blood calcium and magnesium concentration during anaesthesia in dogs.

 

Key words: total intravenous anaesthesia, propofol, etomidate, calcium, magnesium, dogs.


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