Anaesthetics and Ecology of the Southern Elephant Sea at Macquarie Island and Heard IslandEntry ID: ASAC_520
Abstract: A variety of different chemical restraints, or anaesthetics, were trialed on Southern Elephant Seals at Heard Island and Macquarie Island. The trials were performed on female and juvenile seals, in their pre-moult stages.
Further information can be found in the papers listed in the reference section below.
The chemicals used in this study include:
cyclohexamine based compounds
The fields in this dataset are:
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Start Date: 1992-07-01Stop Date: 1992-08-30
Start Date: 1989-09-01Stop Date: 1991-04-30
Quality The dates given in the temporal coverage between 1989 and 1991 are approximate only. These dates are for the work carried out at Macquarie Island. The dates given for 1992 are accurate to the month, and are for Heard Island.
Access Constraints The dataset is available for download from the url given below.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
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Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 33 kb
Distribution Format: .xls
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: harry.burton at aad.gov.au
Australian Antarctic Division 203 Channel Highway
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Woods, R., McLean, S., Nicol, S., Slip, D.J., Burton, H.R. (1996), Use of the respiratory stimulant doxapram in southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina)., The Veterinary Record, 138, 21, 514-517
Woods, R., McLean, S., Nicol, S., Burton, H. (1995), Antagonism of some cyclohexamine-based drug combinations used for chemical restraint of southern elephant seals ( Mirounga leonina )., Australian Veterinary Journal, 72, 5, 165-171
Slip, D.J., Woods, R. (1996), Intramuscular and intravenous immobilization of juvenile southern elephant seals., Journal of Wildlife Management, 60, 4, 802-807
Woods, R., McLean, S., Nicol, S., Burton, H. (1994), A comparison of some cyclohexamine based drug combinations for chemical restraint of southern elephant seals ( Mirounga leonina )., Marine Mammal Science, 10, 4, 412-429
Woods, R., McLean, S., Nicol, S., Burton, H. (1994), Use of midazolam, pethidine, ketamine and thiopentone for the restraint of southern elephant seals ( Mirounga leonina )., The Veterinary Record Dec. 10, 572-577
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-07-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-06-28