Tail-pinch and pedal reflexes. Percentage of individuals with present tail-pinch and pedal withdrawal reflexes after administration of medetomidine-ketamine (MK) or dexmedetomidine-ketamine (DK) over time. Loss of the tail-pinch reflex did not significantly differ between drug combination (P = 0.36). Pedal withdrawal reflex loss was not consistently achieved by either drug combination, but was more frequent with MK than DK over time (P = 0.021).
Burnside et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:48 doi:10.1186/1746-6148-9-48