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Physiological Responses of the Buffalo Syncerus caffer Culled with Succinyldicholine and Hexamethonium

J. Hattingh, V. de Vos, M.F. Ganhao, N.I. Pitts
Koedoe | Vol 31, No 1 | a487 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v31i1.487 | © 1988 J. Hattingh, V. de Vos, M.F. Ganhao, N.I. Pitts | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 21 October 1988 | Published: 21 October 1988

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J. Hattingh, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
V. de Vos, Kruger National Park, South Africa
M.F. Ganhao, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
N.I. Pitts, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

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Abstract

Physiological responses of the buffalo Syncerus caffer culled with succinyldicholine (Scoline1) are reported and it is pointed out that a number of stressors are responsible for the observed changes in blood composition. The results are compared to those obtained in a pilot experiment from buffaloes culled with Scoline and hexamethonium, a ganglion blocker. Further investigation of the effects of hexamethonium may prove it to be of benefit to animals culled with Scoline.

Keywords

Stress, succinyldicholine (Scoline), buffalo, hexamethonium, Syncerus caffer.

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