Document Type : Short communication


Himachal Pradesh Forest Department (HPFD)


Like most other species, the Asiatic black bear is vulnerable to a wide range of diseases, including infection, inflammation, parasitic infestation, and degenerative disease.  The study reported the surgical and conservative management of maggot wounds, including anesthetic protocol and postoperative care in Himalayan Black Bear (Ursus thibetanus). Anesthesia was performed successfully by administering Xylazine and Ketamineintramuscularly (IM) by remote injection using a tranquilizing gun with a 10CC anesthetic dart. The animals' clinical evaluation showed an induction time of 4.5 minutes, duration of anesthesia was 72.0 minutes, and recovery time of 38.0 minutes. All the physiological parameters were within normal limits.