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Euthanasia in small animals



Euthanasia in small animals



Veterinary Record 104(14): 316-318



The main methods of euthanasia discussed are physical (shooting, stunning, neck dislocation, decapitation, electrocution), gases and vapours (CO2, volatile anaesthetics) and injectable agents (mainly barbiturates and including routes of administration). Criteria for humane anaesthesia and alternative methods are also discussed.

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