Inhalant

Dose, Route and† Notes

Injectable

Dose, Route and† Notes

Injectable

Dose, Route and Notes

Mouse

Isoflurane

1-4%, Mask or intubation

Ketamine/Dexmedetomidine

Ketamine/Dexmedetomidine preparation and dosing

Ketamine/xylazine

90-150 †mg/kg BW IP and 5-10 mg/kg BW IP

Rat

Isoflurane

1-4%, Mask or intubation

Ketamine/Dexmedetomidine

Ketamine/Dexmedetomidine preparation and dosing

Ketamine/xylazine

40-90 mg/kg BW IP and 5-7 mg/kg BW IP

Guinea Pig **

Isoflurane

Mask recommended

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Telazol/xylazine/

butorphanol

60 mg/kg BW IP and 5 mg/kg BW IP and 0.1 mg/kg BW IP

Gerbil

Isoflurane

Mask recommended

Telazol

60 mg/kg BW IM Telazol

Ketamine/medetomidine

75 mg/kg BW IP and 0.5 mg/kg BW IP

Hamster

Isoflurane

Mask recommended

Ketamine/xylazine

(Syrian Hamster only!!)

150-200 mg/kg BW ketamine and 10 mg/kg BW xylazine †administer IP

Telazol/xylazine

30 mg/kg BW and 10 mg/kg BW, administer IP

Rabbit

Isoflurane

1-4%, intubation*

Preanesthsia/induction


Ketamine/Midazolam

30 mg/kg BW IM ketamine and 0.2 mg/kg BW IM midazolam

Ketamine/medetomidine

25-35 mg/kg BW IM and 0.5 mg/kg BW IM

Sheep

Isoflurane

1-4%, Intubation*

Ketamine/xylazine

5-10 mg/kg BW IM and 0.2 mg/kg BW IM

Propofol

For induction only

3-7 mg/kg BW IV

administer slowly IV

Cats

Isoflurane

1-4%, Intubation*

Propofol

For induction only

3-4 mg/kg BW,† administer slowly IV

Ketamine/midazolam

10 mg/kg BW IM and 0.2 mg/kg BW IM

Dogs

Isoflurane

1-4%, Intubation*

Propofol

For induction only

3-4 mg/kg BW, administer slowly IV

Ketamine/medetomidine

Minor procedures only

5-7 mg/kg BW IM and 0.03-0.04mg/kg BW IM

Ferrets

Isoflurane

1-4%, Intubation*

Ketamine/xylazine

20-30 mg/kg BW IM and 4-6 mg/kg BW IM

Tiletimine/zolazepam (Telazol)

12-22 mg/kg BW IM

Swine

Isoflurane

1-4%, Intubation*

Ketamine/xylazine

20 mg/kg BW† IM and 2 mg/kg BW IM

Ketamine/midazolam

10-15 mg/kg BW IM and 0.5-2.0 mg/kg BW IM

Other anesthetics can be used.††† Please consult with a DLAR veterinarian for further details.