The AVMA has established guidelines for the use of carbon dioxide (CO2) in euthanizing wildlife animals. Below are some of the recommended best practices for CO2 euthanasia, as outlined by the AVMA:
Trained personnel should administer CO2 euthanasia. Proper training should include instruction on equipment usage, administration methods, and successful euthanasia indicators.
The euthanasia should be carried out in a quiet and stress-free environment with minimal distractions. This can help reduce the animal’s anxiety and improve the overall process.
Equipment used for CO2 euthanasia should be well-maintained and regularly checked for leaks and proper functioning.
Prior to euthanasia, animals should be properly restrained, calm, and given appropriate sedation if necessary.
CO2 should be delivered in a gradual and controlled manner to minimize the animal’s distress. The flow rate and concentration of CO2 should be appropriate for the animal’s size and the equipment used.
Personnel should monitor the animal throughout the euthanasia process to ensure that it is unconscious and experiencing minimal distress. Signs of successful euthanasia include a lack of movement, slowed or stopped breathing, and dilated pupils.
After euthanasia, the animal’s body should be disposed of in a respectful and appropriate manner according to local laws and regulations.
It should be noted that these guidelines are not exhaustive and may vary depending on the specific circumstances and type of wildlife animal being euthanized. Consultation with a wildlife veterinarian or animal welfare professional is always recommended for guidance on best practices for CO2 euthanasia of wildlife animals.
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