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Limited information is available regarding the ecology and conservation of the Eurasian Lynx Lynx lynx in the Himalaya. We report the first rescue and chemical immobilisation of a Eurasian Lynx in Ladakh, India. A female individual was successfully immobilized intramuscularly with a mixture of ketamine Hcl and dexmedetomidine using a dose rate of 5 mg/kg body weight and 0.03 mg/kg body weight, respectively. Dexmedomidine was antagonised with atepamezole through intramuscular route. The current information on the drug mixture does not account for variations within sub-populations for intrinsic or external factors and needs dedicated studies with large sample sizes and different drug mixtures.
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