Thirty immobilizations of captive giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) using a combination of medetomidine and ketamine

Immobilization of giraffe and the associated risks have been previously described in the literature.1,2,5 The use of medetomidine and ketamine for immobilization of free-ranging giraffe has also been described.3 This report summarizes the immobilization of captive giraffe using this same drug combination.

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