Medetomidine may cause heart murmur in Cougars and Jaguars: case report

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Thiago Cavalheri Luczinski
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4101-0470
Gediendson Ribeiro de Araújo
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6460-946X
Matheus Folgearini Silveira
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0091-0410
Murillo Daparé Kirnew
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5217-3056
Roberto Andres Navarrete
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9135-9769
Jorge Aparecido Salomão-Jr
Letícia Alecho Requena
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7695-567X
Jairo Antonio Melo dos Santos
Marcell Hideki Koshiyama
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7464-7785
Cristiane Schilbach Pizzutto
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4357-5133
Pedro Nacib Jorge-Neto
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5894-0148

Abstract

We report heart murmur in Jaguars and Cougars found during reproductive procedures for semen and oocyte collection.  Two male Cougars (n=2) and three female Jaguars (n=3) were examined.  Anesthesia was performed with ketamine and medetomidine in males.  Females also received propofol and were maintained with isoflurane.  The animals were evaluated during anesthetic monitoring with multiparameter monitor alongside clinical examination, ambulatory electrocardiogram and echocardiogram.  All animals presented mitral valve regurgitation under anesthesia, but without morphological changes in the cardiac structure or hemodynamic changes.  Medetomidine may cause transitory heart murmur in healthy Jaguars and Cougars. 


 

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Thiago Cavalheri Luczinski, Gediendson Ribeiro de Araújo, Matheus Folgearini Silveira, Murillo Daparé Kirnew, Navarrete, R.A., Salomão-Jr, J.A., Letícia Alecho Requena, Jairo Antonio Melo dos Santos, Marcell Hideki Koshiyama, Cristiane Schilbach Pizzutto and Jorge-Neto, P.N. 2020. Medetomidine may cause heart murmur in Cougars and Jaguars: case report. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 12, 14 (Oct. 2020), 17000–17002. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.6098.12.14.17000-17002.
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