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Euthanasia Downloads

 Brochures          Wall Chart          Wallet Cards          Index Cards


 Brochure     (English)     (Spanish)     updated:01/28/2013

 High Quality Brochure for Printing     (English)     (Spanish)     updated:01/28/2013


Wall Chart (11 X 17 inch)

 Wall Chart PDF     (English)     (Spanish)     updated:08/10/2012



Unacceptable Methods of Euthanasia

The following is a partial list of methods considered as “unacceptable” for euthanasia of livestock:

Contact Information

For more information:


J. K. Shearer, DVM, MS
Professor and Extension Veterinarian
Iowa State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
2436 Lloyd Vet Med
Ames, IA  50011

Confirmation of Death

Regardless of the method of euthanasia used, death must be confirmed before disposal of the animal. The following should be used to evaluate consciousness or confirm death.

Anatomical Landmarks

Cattle             Sheep & Goats             Llamas             Swine             Horses             Deer


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