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Blaze, Cheryl A.; Faissler, Dominik; Schneider, Barbara; Maranda, Louise; Barton, Bruce; Simon, Robert F. and Dodman, Nicholas H. (2016): The Effect of Acepromazine on Electroencephalographic Activity in Normal Sedated Dogs. In: International Journal of Applied Research In Veterinary Medicine, Vol. 14, No. 1: pp. 19-29

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Objective: To determine the effect of intravenous acepromazine on the electroencephalogram (EEG) of normal Beagle dogs. Sample Population: Twelve healthy beagle dogs Procedures: Dogs were sedated and the EEG recorded for 20 minutes. Acepromazine was then injected intravenously in either low or high dose with the order chosen randomly and EEG recording continued for 30 minutes. Each dog received low and high dose in the study and at least a week was allowed to elapse between doses. Five dogs for the placebo group were chosen at random from the pool of dogs and received saline instead of acepromazine, with the same EEG recordings made. Results: Multiple ANOVA and independent t-tests were used to analyze data in commercially available statistical software. a, b EEG activity was not altered significantly by either low or high dose acepromazine administered intravenously. Conclusions and Clinical Relevance: EEG activity is not altered significantly in normal dogs by the low or high dose of acepromazine used in this study.

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