joint position FVE\FEEVA on ‘Best practice Protocol for Euthanasia of horses’

When horses need to be euthanised there are several matters to consider. A method of euthanasia is only acceptable when its effect is guaranteed.  It must cause loss of consciousness before cardiac or respiratory arrest. As well, human safety during euthanasia should be addressed because of the potential hazards and unpredictability of the procedure, and proper disposal of the carcass after euthanasia should be arranged and considered before selecting the method of euthanasia.

Based on those matters, FVE and FEEVA built a joint technical document for the “Best practice Protocol for Euthanasia of horses

The joint position was adopted by the FVE and the UEVP  On 11 June 2021. 

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