Eagle Post: Some thoughts on advancement of independent practice

Tom Donnelly writes on developments in the US veterinary industry. While big businesses such as Banfield Pet Hospital and VCA (Veterinary Centers of America) — the two largest owners of veterinary hospitals in the world, both owned by Mars. Inc. — grow, a group of practitioners who value their autonomy […]

Abstracts: Epileptiform activity during inert gas euthanasia of mice

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is one of the most commonly used euthanasia agents for mice, yet it is highly aversive and nociceptive. Inert gases are a possible alternative, however there are qualitative reports of seizures resulting from exposure. Here we evaluate epileptiform activity caused by inert gases (N2, He, Ar and […]

Abstracts: Euthanasia of cattle: practical considerations and application

Acceptable methods for the euthanasia of cattle include overdose of an anaesthetic, gunshot and captive bolt. The use of anaesthetics for euthanasia is costly and complicates carcass disposal. These issues can be avoided by use of a physical method such as gunshot or captive bolt; however, each requires that certain […]