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By Richard V. Tuson

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None of them are listed as acceptable methods alone P1: SFK/UKS BLBS106-c02 P2: SFK BLBS106-Cooney July 13, 2012 17:8 Trim: 244mm×172mm Equipment 33 as too many extenuating factors are present. Each gas should be closely understood before use so that delivery is ideal. These gases must be obtained from licensed manufacturers to ensure their purity, concentration, temperature, and delivery rate. Any outside source, including “home creation” is considered unacceptable (AVMA euthanasia guidelines draft review 2011).

Syringe sizes vary and are based on the size of the animal being helped. As with all species, the bigger the animal, the bigger the syringe needed. 5 in. for small ruminants or camelids to 14 gauge × 2 in. for adult cattle. If an IV catheter must be placed, 18–16 gauge up to 3 in. is ideal for small ruminants or camelids. Larger livestock do well with 16–14-gauge × 3–5-in. catheters. 22-caliber firearm, when used appropriately will reliably render most livestock immediately unconscious with a single appropriately placed shot.

Personnel safety is imperative when working with euthanasia drugs, equipment, and sick, and potentially fractious animals. The euthanasia area should have good lighting for the veterinarian to accurately perform the desired technique. Euthanasia equipment and supplies should be housed in a safe place and kept free of defects. When wear and tear is becoming evident, such as a tourniquet that loses its tightening capabilities or a facemask that leaks, items like these should be replaced. In fact, two of every item should be kept in case its immediate use is needed.

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