TABLE 6:

Adverse events

Dexmedetomidine (n=89)Placebo (n=93)P value*
Adverse eventn (per cent) [n]†n (per cent) [n]†
Any events7 (7.9) [9]1 (1.1) [1]8 (4.4) [10]
Emesis4 (4.5) [5]‡§1 (1.1) [1]0.204
Gastroenteritis1 (1.1) [1]00.489
Periorbital oedema1 (1.1) [1]§00.489
Drowsiness1 (1.1) [1]00.489
Sedation1 (1.1) [1]00.489
  • *Fisher's exact test was used to compare the number of dogs.

  • †Data are presented as the number of dogs (per cent) [number of events].

  • ‡One dog experienced emesis twice.

  • §One dog experienced emesis and periorbital oedema.