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Veterinary Euthanasia Techniques

A Practical Guide
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ISBN-13:
9781118335550
Einband:
E-Book
Seiten:
198
Autor:
Kathleen Cooney
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
eBook Format:
E-Book
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Veterinary Euthanasia Techniques: A Practical Guide providesdetailed guidance on euthanasia procedures in a wide variety ofspecies, including dogs, cats, exotics, horses, and productionanimals. Based on the current AVMA guidelines, the book offersstep-by-step descriptions of the recommended methods of euthanasia,giving all the information needed to perform these techniques withconfidence. Veterinary Euthanasia Techniques helpspractitioners, students, and technicians expand their knowledgebase and provide competent, compassionate euthanasia services.
Including information on client considerations, equipment,positioning, sedation, and aftercare, the focus of the book is onproviding detailed procedures for correctly performing euthanasia.Veterinary Euthanasia Techniques presents completeinformation on euthanasia, offering specific advice to improveskills and aid in decision making.
About the Authors vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

1 Client Considerations 1

Companion animals 3

Species-specific considerations 6

2 Equipment 19

Technique-specific equipment 19

Euthanasia area equipment 29

Drugs 30

Species-specific considerations 35

3 Positioning and Restraint 43

Positioning 43

Restraint 45

Species-specific considerations 45

4 Pre-euthanasia Sedation and Anesthesia 51

Anesthesia 52

Sedation 53

Drugs and routes of administration 55

Assessing unconsciousness and sedation 56

Specific-species considerations 57

5 Euthanasia Techniques 73

How death is achieved 73

Choosing an appropriate method 75

Inhalant methods 78

Injectable methods 79

Physical methods 79

Species-specific techniques 79

Unacceptable methods for domestic animals 164

Death and associated signs 165

6 Body Aftercare 169

Burial 170

Composting 172

Cremation/incineration 173

Rendering 174

Species-specific considerations 174

Conclusion 183

Bibliography 185

Index 191
Inhaltsangabe

About the Authors vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

1 Client Considerations 1

Companion animals 3

Species-specific considerations 6

2 Equipment 19

Technique-specific equipment 19

Euthanasia area equipment 29

Drugs 30

Species-specific considerations 35

3 Positioning and Restraint 43

Positioning 43

Restraint 45

Species-specific considerations 45

4 Pre-euthanasia Sedation and Anesthesia 51

Anesthesia 52

Sedation 53

Drugs and routes of administration 55

Assessing unconsciousness and sedation 56

Specific-species considerations 57

5 Euthanasia Techniques 73

How death is achieved 73

Choosing an appropriate method 75

Inhalant methods 78

Injectable methods 79

Physical methods 79

Species-specific techniques 79

Unacceptable methods for domestic animals 164

Death and associated signs 165

6 Body Aftercare 169

Burial 170

Composting 172

Cremation/incineration 173

Rendering 174

Species-specific considerations 174

Conclusion 183

Bibliography 185

Index 191

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