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The use of a ketamine-diazepam mixture to immobilise wild grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) and southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina)
  1. JR Baker,
  2. SS Anderson and
  3. MA Fedak
  1. Department of Veterinary Pathology, University of Liverpool, Neston, Wirral.


A mixture of ketamine and diazepam, at doses of 6 mg/kg and 0.30 mg/kg respectively, proved to be a reliable and reasonably safe immobilisation agent for field work on grey and southern elephant seals. It was better than previously reported drugs used either singly or in combination.

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