Vet: Practitioners Need Alternative Methods of Euthanizing Horses
Tracy Turner, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, ACVSMR, of Turner Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery, in Stillwater, Minnesota, described alternative methods at the 2018 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Dec. 1-5 in San Francisco, California.
He said the current AVMA-recommended options each pose have associated risks.
Barbiturates are toxic to animals and the environment and don’t break down easily, even after a horse’s carcass has decomposed. “This stuff doesn’t seem to go away,” said
Create a free account with TheHorse.com to view this content.
Stay on top of the most recent Horse Health news with