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Ketamine hydrochloride is a rapid acting dissociative which effects profound analgesia. Although it can be used alone in many species, ketamine is an essential component of many successful drug combinations used in wildlife. First synthesized in 1962, ketamine hydrochloride was initially developed as a safer anesthetic alternative to phencyclidine in human medicine. Ketamine was used in psychiatric and other academic research in the 1970’s that documented its hallucinogenic and psychedelic effects. Today, its illicit recreational use, which is internationally recognized, prompted the DEA to schedule ketamine as a C-III under the Controlled Substance Act in 1999.