Euthanasia

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“Unwanted” Horses

The United States has a growing problem with “unwanted” horses–those their owners no longer want for various reasons.

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Elmer Bandit Necropsy Performed at Kansas State

“We are looking for what was right with Elmer, not what was wrong,” said Lucy Hirsch, DVM, friend of Elmer Bandit, as she accompanied owner Mary Anna Wood on Elmer’s final journey, which was, fittingly, to a veterinary teaching ho

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Euthanasia Drug Found in Carcass Compost

Composting is one option for disposing of a horse carcass after euthanasia. Researchers at West Texas A&M recently conducted a study to determine if residues of sodium pentobarbital might remain in compost as a potential environmental hazard

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Massachusetts Euthanasia Case: Of Pleas and Precedents

A defendant?s admission of sufficient facts to warrant a finding of guilt on a criminal charge, such as one made by Elliot S. Saffran, a Massachusetts horse owner charged with animal cruelty, sounds a lot like a guilty plea. Unlike a guilty plea

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Judge Excludes Testimony in Euthanasia Case

A Worcester County, Mass., District Court judge granted one request to eliminate testimony and postponed ruling on another in the case against Elliot Saffran, the Milford man charged last year with animal cruelty for refusing to euthanize his

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Animal Carcass Disposal: Know Your Options

While carcass disposal is not a pleasant topic, it is a subject of significant economic and environmental concern. What are the options for carcass disposal?

In many instances the cause of death needs to be determined, so the body is

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