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BAM™ kit

BAM™ kit




BAM™ is a patented, unique and safe anesthesia combination of Butorphanol tartrate, Azaperone tartrate and Medetomidine hydrochloride that is used to immobilize a broad range of species. All three of these pharmaceuticals seem to be “co-synergistic” bringing the best attributes of each at the lowest effective dose rate. BAM™ provides smooth induction times that are equal to or shorter than Telazol/Xylazine, as well as quick reversal times (ranging from 5-10 minutes, fully reversed). This highly effective product has been used in hundreds of immobilizations and controlled studies with excellent results.

Indications: Wildlife Immobilization

Contraindications & Precautions


BAM™ was developed in 2003 to provide veterinarians and wildlife biologists with a novel formulation that is: effective in broad species applications, safe, easily reversible, has a simple / small volume dosing schedule and a low DEA classification.


  • An opiate agonist/antagonist with only a Class IV restriction from DEA
  • A totally synthetic, centrally acting, narcotic agonist-antagonist analgesic
  • Has a duration of about 4 hours


  • A member of the Butyrophenone group
  • Most commonly used in Africa with Etorphine (M99) and A3080 or alone as a transport aid in hoof stock
  • Use and knowledge in U.S. limited due to limited availability until now


  • Uses, dose and efficacy in wildlife was widely known when used with Carfentanil, A3080, Ketamine and Telazol
  • Application in combination with Butorphanol and Azaperone (BAM™) was a new concept in 2003
  • With a good intramuscular dart hit, induction begins in 3-5 minutes and continues to sternal or lateral position in 8 to 12 minutes [in most deer]
  • If no effect, or only a partial effect in 15 minutes, you can give a full dose again since the drugs are fully reversible



How Supplied
Each BAM™ Kit includes the following components:

VIAL#1: BAM™ [11ml]- Each 1 ml of this premixed BAM™ formulation contains:

  • 27.3 mg of Butorphanol
  • 9.1 mg of Azaperone
  • 10.9 mg of Medetomidine

VIAL #2: Atipamezole [30 ml]- Reversal drug at a concentration of 25 mg/ml

VIAL #3: Naltrexone [5.5 ml]- Reversal drug at a concentration of 50 mg/ml


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