Eventually, many owners are faced with making life-or-death decisions for their pets. Although it's never an easy decision to make, perhaps the…
Euthanasia form reviewed
The AVMA Executive Board approved revisions to the model animal euthanasia authorization form in November.
Emergency Euthanasia of Wildlife
Wild Animal Species, Exotic Pets, Hybrids When an animal is suffering from imminently fatal injuries, emergency euthanasia may be the most humane…
AVMA guidelines for the euthanasia of animals
The AVMA guidelines for the euthanasia of animals provide veterinarians guidance in relieving pain and suffering of animals that are to be euthanized.
The end-all practice: home euthanasia
Home euthanasia has been a passion of mine for the last eight years,” says Dr. Kathleen Cooney (Colorado State ’04) of Loveland, Colorado.
Euthanasia solution reentering market
Phone calls made May 30 by AVMA staff to a number of suppliers of dosage form euthanasia solution revealed that the product has been trickling in…
Warning added to euthanasia products
The FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine is adding an environmental warning to labels of pentobarbital-containing euthanasia
AVMA releases updated euthanasia guidelines
The AVMA recently updated its 2000 Report of the AVMA Panel on Euthanasia, now called the AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia.
Euthanasia a rare but complicated issue in disasters
The pending discussions on euthanasia protocols will include how to shorten the time between when TAHC staff members recommend euthanasia
Comments sought for draft euthanasia guidelines
The AVMA is seeking comments on a draft revision of the AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia.
Euthanasia guidelines for nondomestic animals available
The American Association of Zoo Veterinarians is making its "Guidelines for euthanasia for nondomestic animals"
AVMA updates euthanasia guidance for the profession
The AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals have been updated to reflect important research advances, including new techniques and equipment.
Euthanasia of animals that are unwanted or unfit for adoption
The AVMA is not opposed to euthanasia of animals that are unwanted or unfit for adoption, when conducted by qualified personnel using appropriate…
Revision process begins for AVMA euthanasia guidelines
Efforts to update the AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia are underway.
Euthanasia guidelines to undergo interim update
The AVMA is preparing to release a ninth update to our Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals, and we’ll be sharing a first look at proposed changes…
Ohio board to create livestock euthanasia rules
The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board created a draft set of livestock euthanasia rules, and the project could help fulfill an
AVMA board approves Panel on Euthanasia report
The AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia are recognized by government regulators and the animal care and use community as the gold standard for acceptable…
Euthanasia at Kentucky Derby renews attention to safety
The dramatic breakdown and subsequent euthanasia of Eight Belles, the filly who placed second in the Kentucky Derby, has shone
Groups working to identify best euthanasia, slaughter methods
The AVMA will lead a meeting looking to examine euthanasia practices across animal species and harmonize international guidance.
AVMA releases latest version of its euthanasia guidelines
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has released the latest version of its Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals.
Veterinarian professes ignorance on euthanasia statute
Charges filed against a Tennessee veterinarian come as a reminder that practitioners must adhere to state laws and
Efforts under way to replenish supplies of euthanasia solution
In late March the AVMA became aware of a shortage of euthanasia solution from members encountering difficulty obtaining it.
AVMA may change guidance for CO2 euthanasia in rodents
Pending revisions to the AVMA's euthanasia guidelines likely will instruct veterinarians to use faster flow rates when using carbon dioxide
Symposium explores psychological impacts of euthanasia, depopulation
Speakers at the AVMA Humane Endings Symposium, held January 26-29 in Chicago, shared their personal experiences with depopulation of cattle and sheep…
Euthanasia experts say best methods may be unappealing
Temple Grandin, PhD, understands that many people may think physical methods of euthanasia are "icky," but contends that often they are the best…