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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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