Veterinary Euthanasia Techniques: A Practical Guide

Editor/Author Cooney, Kathleen, Chappell, Jolynn and Callan, Robert, et.al.
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $65.99
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $98.98
ISBN: 978-0-47-095918-3
Category: Animals & Veterinary Medicine
Image Count: 111
Book Status: Available
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Veterinary Euthanasia Techniques: A Practical Guide provides detailed guidance on euthanasia procedures in a wide variety of species, including dogs, cats, exotics, horses, and production animals.

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Table of Contents

  • About the Authors
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1 Client Considerations
  • Companion animals
  • Species-specific considerations
  • 2 Equipment
  • Technique-specific equipment
  • Euthanasia area equipment
  • Drugs
  • Species-specific considerations
  • 3 Positioning and Restraint
  • Positioning
  • Restraint
  • Species-specific considerations
  • 4 Pre-euthanasia Sedation and Anesthesia
  • Anesthesia
  • Sedation
  • Drugs and routes of administration
  • Assessing unconsciousness and sedation
  • Specific-species considerations
  • 5 Euthanasia Techniques
  • How death is achieved
  • Choosing an appropriate method
  • Inhalant methods
  • Injectable methods
  • Physical methods
  • Species-specific techniques
  • Unacceptable methods for domestic animals
  • Death and associated signs
  • 6 Body Aftercare
  • Burial
  • Composting
  • Cremation/incineration
  • Rendering
  • Species-specific considerations
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography