MOOSE IMMOBILIZATION PROGRAM IN NORTHCENTRAL BRITISH COLUMBIA
The winter of 1981-1982 produced very deep snow in north-central British Columbia, allowing pursuit and capture of moose (Alces alces) on the ground. Helicopters were used to pursue and capture moose in March, 1980, and January, 1981. Ground pursuit produced low dollar cost and equal labour input, although younger moose and fewer bulls were captured. More moose died when pursuit was on the ground, but the greater number of deaths was probably due to severe winter conditions. Ninety mg fentanyl with 100 mg xylazine immobilized moose in 13 min (SD 5 min) and 4.5 mg etorphine with 100 mg xylazine immobilized moose in 15 min (SD 5 min). Ketamine mixed with xylazine proved to be an ineffective immobilizing mixture.
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Schwab, F. E., Schwab, S. W., & Pitt, M. D. (1984). MOOSE IMMOBILIZATION PROGRAM IN NORTHCENTRAL BRITISH COLUMBIA. Alces: A Journal Devoted to the Biology and Management of Moose, 20, 209–221. Retrieved from https://alcesjournal.org/index.php/alces/article/view/1461
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