Abstract: In this study the anesthetic effect of the ketamine and xylazine were investigated in 8 Greyhounds which were in different age, body weight and sex. The animals were injected with the ketamine (10 mg kg-1) and xylazine (1 mg kg-1) intramuscularly. Clinical findings including inductions of anesthesia, heart rate, respiration rate, rectal temperature were recorded before and during anesthesia. The Greyhouns of Bozova that injected with ketamine and xylazine had a mean value of 8.33 min induction period and 55.52 min surgical anesthetic duration. It is seems that heart rate, respiration rate, rectal temperature values decries and good effect of muscular relaxation and positive anesthetic conditions during the anesthesia in Greyhounds. In this study results demonstrated that the combinations of ketamine and xylazine can be used in practice as anesthetics in Greyhounds.
N. Sindak, I. Camkerten and C. Ceylan, 2010. Clinical Evaluation of Ketamine-Xylazine Anesthesia in Bozova Greyhounds. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 9: 2025-2029.