State & local euthanasia issues
Veterinarians have a special responsibility to animals during the final stages of life. AVMA’s resources and guidance on euthanasia topics include the…
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.
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.
Euthanasia form reviewed
The AVMA Executive Board approved revisions to the model animal euthanasia authorization form in November.
Warning added to euthanasia products
The FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine is adding an environmental warning to labels of pentobarbital-containing euthanasia
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…
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 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…
Euthanasia of Animals That Are Unwanted or Unfit for Adoption
The AVMA is not opposed to the euthanasia of unwanted animals or those 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.
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.
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
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
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
Veterinarian professes ignorance on euthanasia statute
Charges filed against a Tennessee veterinarian come as a reminder that practitioners must adhere to state laws and
Powered by you: Comments sought on AVMA euthanasia guidelines
AVMA members to review proposed changes through August 31 One of the AVMA's best known and globally recognized resources is being updated in light of…
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
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.
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
Though not always ideal, inhalants can be an effective euthanasia method
Carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and a combination of other gases and anesthetics are used to euthanize millions of animals in
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.
Lethal injection opponents use AVMA euthanasia guidelines to make their case
Early next year, the Supreme Court will tackle the question of whether death by lethal injection violates the constitutional prohibition against cruel…
Access to lethal means looked at to lower veterinary suicide rate
Researchers say changes needed to prevent diversion of euthanasia drug
Ending life well
Pending guidance on depopulation and updated guidance on euthanasia acknowledge that decisions on animal death are difficult even for experts.
The Association hosted a symposium where best practices for euthanasia were examined and research directed at refining those practices