Effects of Live-Trapping and Isoflurane Anesthesia on Free-Ranging American Martens (Martes americana).
- Maria C Spriggs,
- Lisa I Muller,
- Paul Keenlance,
- Robert L Sanders,
- Jill C Witt,
- Debra L Miller
J Wildl Dis 2017 Feb 23. Epub 2017 Feb 23.
2 Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, University of Tennessee, 274 Ellington Plant Sciences Building, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996, USA.
Seventy-two free-ranging American martens ( Martes americana ) in Michigan were immobilized using isoflurane from 2011 to 2015. In total, 129 anesthetic procedures were performed with no mortalities. Hypothermia and hyperthermia were the most common anesthetic complications, and the mean rectal temperatures were significantly higher during summer than in winter. Read More