Anaesthetics and Ecology of the Southern Elephant Sea at Macquarie Island and Heard Island
Entry ID: ASAC_520

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Summary
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:

doxapram
ketamine
xylazine
midazolam
pethidine
thiopentone
cyclohexamine based compounds
diazepam
tiletamine
zolazepam
4-aminopyridine
Sarmazenil
Yohimbine

The fields in this dataset are:

Anaesthetic
Antagonist
Dose
Mass
Time
Heart Rate
Respiratory Rate
Side Effects
pH
PvO2
PvCO2
HCO3
Total CO2
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -53.0   S: -53.0   E: 73.0   W: 72.0
  N: -54.0   S: -54.0   E: 159.0   W: 158.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1992-07-01
Stop Date: 1992-08-30

Start Date: 1989-09-01
Stop Date: 1991-04-30
ISO Topic Category
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
(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
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Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 33 kb
Distribution Format: .xls
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Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: harry.burton at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Publications/References
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
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-07-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-08-29
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