Chapter 17. Euthanasia and Other Fates for Laboratory Animals

  1. Robert Hubrecht and
  2. James Kirkwood
  1. Sarah Wolfensohn

Published Online: 8 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318777.ch17

The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals, Eighth Edition

The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Wolfensohn, S. (2010) Euthanasia and Other Fates for Laboratory Animals, in The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals, Eighth Edition (eds R. Hubrecht and J. Kirkwood), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318777.ch17

Editor Information

  1. UFAW, The Old School, Brewhouse Hill, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire AL4 8AN, UK

Author Information

  1. Veterinary Services, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PT, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 26 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405175234

Online ISBN: 9781444318777

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Keywords:

  • euthanasia and other fates for laboratory animals;
  • euthanasia, bringing a gentle and easy death;
  • veterinary surgeons - carrying out euthanasia, emotions depending on individual circumstances;
  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA);
  • guidelines providing assistance for euthanasia - Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC);
  • chemical methods of euthanasia and injectable anaesthetic agent overdose;
  • carbon dioxide exposure and anaesthetic by inhalation overdose;
  • physical methods of euthanasia, distasteful to carry out;
  • microwaves, fixing brain metabolites without losing anatomical integrity;
  • ethically driven scientific evaluations - improving humaneness of livestock slaughter - Humane Slaughter Association

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Chemical methods of euthanasia

  • Other methods of euthanasia

  • Physical methods of euthanasia

  • Confirmation of deathand disposal of carcases

  • Alternatives to euthanasia

  • Concluding remarks

  • References