2021-2033. All Rights Reserved. Online Journal of Veterinary Research . You may not store these pages in any form except for your own personal use. All other usage or distribution is illegal under international copyright treaties. Permission to use any of these pages in any other way besides the before mentioned must be gained in writing from the publisher. This article is exclusively copyrighted in its entirety to OJVR. This article may be copied once but may not be, reproduced or re-transmitted without the express permission of the editors. This journal satisfies the refereeing requirements (DEST) for the Higher Education Research Data Collection (Australia). Linking:To link to this page or any pages linking to this page you must link directly to this page only here rather than put up your own page.


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.




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.