USDA.gov National Agricultural Library
Animal Welfare Information Center
HomeAbout AWICPublicationsWorkshopsServicesNews and EventsHelpContact Us
Search AWIC
Search all of the United States Department of Agriculture
Advanced search
Browse by Subject
Research Animals
Farm Animals
Zoo, Circus and Marine Animals
Companion Animals
Government and Professional Resources
Alternatives
Literature Searching and Databases
Pain and Distress
Humane Endpoints and Euthanasia
 
You are here: Home / Publications / Bibliographies and Resource Guides / Animal Euthanasia / General  Printer Friendly Page
Publications
 
Animal Euthanasia
<< Table of Contents << Previous |  Next >>

 

 General

Anonymous (2003). Euthanasia: A gift for suffering animals, owners. DVM: 36, 37, 40. ISSN: 0012-7337.
Descriptors: animals, suffering, euthanasia, owners.

Abubakar, D.A., J.B. Adeyanju, and A.A. Tadros (2006). Laboratory animal euthanasia using intra-medullary injection of air. Sahel Medical Journal 9(1): 7-9. ISSN: 1118-8561.
Online: http://www.ajol.info/viewarticle.php?jid=73&id=26274&layout=abstract
Descriptors: animal welfare, euthanasia, small laboratory animals, medulla oblongata, rats, air injection, intramedullary.

Allen, T. (2007). Views on euthanasia. The Veterinary Record 161(2): 72. ISSN: 0042-4900.
Descriptors: animal euthanasia, animal ownership, UK.
Notes: Comment On: Vet Rec. 2007 Jun 30;160(26):915.

Ambrose, N., J. Wadham and D. Morton (2000). Refinement of euthanasia. In: M. Balls, A.M. van Zeller and M.E. Halder (Editors), Progress in the Reduction, Refinement and Replacement of Animal Experimentation: Proceedings of the 3rd World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences, Developments in Animal and Veterinary Sciences, 31A and 31B, Elsevier Science: Amsterdam, Netherlands, p. 1159-1170. ISBN: 0444505296.
Descriptors: animal behavior, carbon dioxide, euthanasia methods, laboratory animals, lidocaine, pentobarbital, animal use refinement.

Anon. (2001). 2000 report of the AVMA panel on euthanasia. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 218(5): 669-696. ISSN: 0003-1488.
Online: http://www.avma.org/issues/animal_welfare/euthanasia.pdf
NAL Call Number: 41.8 Am3
Descriptors: euthanasia of animals, animal welfare, veterinary drugs, animal behavior, human health and safety, efficacy.
Notes: Erratum: June 15, 2001, v. 218 (12), p. 1884.

Anon. (2003). Euthanasia's moral stress: A high psychological price. DVM 34: 18, 20. ISSN: 0012-7337.
NAL Call Number: SF601.D3
Descriptors: euthanasia, stress, psychological price, moral.

Anonymous (2004). Euthanasia by cervical dislocation: When is it justified? Lab Animal 33(8): 15. ISSN: 0093-7355.
Descriptors: animal care committees, IACUCs, euthanasia, animal ethics, laboratory animal science, cervical vertebrae injuries, dislocations.
Notes: Comment In: Lab Anim (NY). 2004 Sep;33(8):15-6.

Anonymous (2004). Euthanasia by cervical dislocation: When is it justified? Lab Animal 33(8): 15. ISSN: 0093-7355.
Descriptors: animal care committees, euthanasia, laboratory animal science, cervical vertebrae injuries, dislocations.
Notes: Comment In: Lab Anim (NY). 2004 Sep;33(8):15-6.

Artwohl, J.E., M. Kovacs, and B.T. Bennett (1999). Environmental conditions in a chamber with dry ice. Contemporary Topics in Laboratory Animal Science 38(1): 67-69. ISSN: 1060-0558.
Descriptors: laboratory animals, euthanasia, carbon dioxide, mixtures, animal welfare, air temperature, aluminum, ceramics, laboratory equipment, specific heat, acrylics, bell jar, platform.

Atkinson, M. (2000). Decisions on euthanasia. The Veterinary Record 147(3): 82. ISSN: 0042-4900.
Descriptors: decision making, euthanasia, urinary incontinence, attitude of health personnel, dogs.
Notes: Comment In: Vet Rec. 2000 Jul 22;147(4):116.

Barbour Hill, E. (2000). Decisions on euthanasia. Veterinary Record, The 147(3): 82. ISSN: 0042-4900.
Descriptors: attitude of health personnel, euthanasia, veterinary medicine, physician patient relations.
Notes: Comment In: Vet Rec. 2000 Jul 22;147(4):116.

Bartram, D. (2007). Views on euthanasia. The Veterinary Record 161(2): 72. ISSN: 0042-4900.
Descriptors: palliative care, animal euthanasia, Great Britain.
Notes: Comment On: Vet Rec. 2007 Jun 30;160(26):915-6.

Bee, D.J. (1996). Euthanasia of large animals. The Veterinary Record 139(8): 196. ISSN: 0042-4900.
Descriptors: euthanasia veterinary, magnesium sulfate, animal welfare.

Bennett, T. (2005). Carbon dioxide for euthanasia of laboratory animals. Comparative Medicine 55(1): 11; Author Reply 11. ISSN: 1532-0820.
Descriptors: animals, laboratory, carbon dioxide metabolism, euthanasia, animal methods, pain.

Bluett, R.D. (2001). Drowning is not euthanasia: Springboard or siren's song? Wildlife Society Bulletin 29(2): 744-748. ISSN: 0091-7648.
Descriptors: ethics, euthanasia techniques, drowning, welfare aspects, criticism.

Boissevain, I. (2006). Noodslachtingen en praktijkgenoten. [Emergency euthanasia and group practice veterinarians]. Tijdschrift Voor Diergeneeskunde 131(9): 338-339. ISSN: 0040-7453.
Descriptors: death certificates, euthanasia documentation, veterinary medicine.
Language of Text: Dutch.

Boissevain, I. (2001). Nachtelijke euthanasie. [Euthanasia at night time?]. Tijdschrift Voor Diergeneeskunde 126(7): 263. ISSN: 0040-7453.
Descriptors: animal welfare, euthanasia, chronic disease, dogs.
Language of Text: Dutch.

Borsberry, S. (2000). Decisions on euthanasia. The Veterinary Record 147(3): 82-83. ISSN: 0042-4900.
Descriptors: euthanasia, veterinary medicine, decision making.
Notes: Comment In: Vet Rec. 2000 Jul 22;147(4):116.

Bowlt, K. (2007). Views on euthanasia. The Veterinary Record 160(26): 915-916. ISSN: 0042-4900.
Descriptors: euthanasia, ethics, legislation, animal ethics, Great Britain.
Notes: Comment On: Vet Rec. 2007 Jun 23;160(25):884.

Carbone, L., V. Baumans, and D.B. Morton (2004). Report of the workshop on euthanasia guidelines and practices. Alternatives to Laboratory Animals 32(Suppl. 1B): 445-446. ISSN: 0261-1929.
Descriptors: euthanasia guidelines, workshop report, laboratory animals, pain, distress, animal behavior, ethics.

Chessington World of Adventures Animal Presentations Team (2000). Euthanasia - A keeper perspective. Ratel 27(3): 102-103. ISSN: 0305-1218.
NAL Call Number: QL77.5.R37
Descriptors: Zalophus californianus, care in captivity, England, euthanasia, zoo, case report, animal keepers.

Chilcott, C. (2007). Views on euthanasia. The Veterinary Record 160(26): 915. ISSN: 0042-4900.
Descriptors: euthanasia, ethics, legislation, Great Britain.
Notes: Comment On: Vet Rec. 2007 Jun 23;160(25):884.

Cionni, M.J., C.A. Thompson, and R.C. Rosenthal (2000). A euthanasia nightmare. DVM 31: 8s-9s. ISSN: 0012-7337.
Descriptors: euthanasia, veterinary medicine practice.

Ciudin, E. (1998). Eutanasia la animalele pentru experimente. [The euthanasia of animals used in experiments] . Revista Romana De Medicina Veterinara 8(4): 45-60. ISSN: 1220-3173.
Descriptors: laboratory animals, euthanasia, death, animal experiments, animal welfare.
Language of Text: Romanian, Summary in English and French.

Close, B., K. Banister, V. Baumans, E.M. Bernoth, N. Bromage, J. Bunyan, W. Erhardt, P. Flecknell, N. Gregory, H. Hackbarth, D. Morton, and C. Warwick (1998). Recommendations for euthanasia of experimental animals: Part 2. Baltic Journal of Laboratory Animal Science 8(1): 29-50. ISSN: 1407-0944.
Descriptors: laboratory animals, euthanasia, recommendations, techniques.
Language of Text: Russian.

Close, B., K. Banister, V. Baumans, E.M. Bernoth, N. Bromage, J. Bunyan, W. Erhardt, P. Flecknell, N. Gregory, H. Hackbarth, D. Morth, and C. Warnick (1997). Recommendations for euthanasia of experimental animals: Part 1. Baltic Journal of Laboratory Animal Science 7(4): 245-281. ISSN: 1407-0944.
Descriptors: laboratory animal care, euthanasia, animal handling, cadaver processing, personnel training, carcass disposal.
Language of Text: Russian.

Close, B., K. Banister, V. Baumans, E.M. Bernoth, N. Bromage, J. Bunyan, W. Erhardt, P. Flecknell, N. Gregory, H. Hackbarth, D. Morton, and C. Warwick (1997). Recommendations for euthanasia of experimental animals: Part 2. DGXT of the European Commission. Laboratory Animals 31(1): 1-32. ISSN: 0023-6772.
Descriptors: laboratory animals, euthanasia, laboratory animal science.

Close, B., K. Banister, V. Baumans, E.M. Bernoth, N. Bromage, J. Bunyan, W. Erhardt, P. Flecknell, N. Gregory, H. Hackbarth, D. Morton, and C. Warwick (1996). Recommendations for euthanasia of experimental animals: Part 1. DGXI of the European Commission. Laboratory Animals 30(4): 293-316. ISSN: 0023-6772.
Descriptors: laboratory animals, euthanasia, methods.

Cohen Salter, C., S. Folmer Brown, K.M. Hogrefe, and M. Brosnahan (2004). A model euthanasia workshop: one class's experience at Tufts University. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 31(1): 72-75. ISSN: 0748-321X.
Abstract: Performing euthanasia is likely one of the most challenging tasks a veterinarian faces. Four students at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine felt that they and their classmates needed additional training on this subject. They informally surveyed their classmates to determine what topics and formats the students desired. The findings were used to develop the Euthanasia Workshop at the university, a voluntary series of lectures and discussions on technical and emotional issues relating to euthanasia. The four students then informally surveyed 30 North American veterinary colleges to determine the scope of euthanasia training in other veterinary programs. They found that euthanasia, while often covered within other courses, is rarely taught as a stand-alone course.
Descriptors: euthanasia of animals, education, veterinary schools, United States.

Croft, P.G. (1955). Euthanasia. Veterinary Bulletin 1(1): 42-54. ISSN: 0042-4854.
Descriptors: anesthesia, animal welfare, laboratory animals, livestock, euthanasia techniques.

Curtis, S.K. (2004). Euthanasia by cervical dislocation: When is it justified? Where's the justification? Lab Animal 33(8): 15-16. ISSN: 0093-7355.
Descriptors: animal care committees, animal ethics, laboratory animal science, cervical dislocations, euthanasia methods.
Notes: Comment On: Lab Anim (NY). 2004 Sep;33(8):15.

Dixon, G. (2000). Decisions on euthanasia. The Veterinary Record 147(2): 55. ISSN: 0042-4900.
Descriptors: veterinary ethics, euthanasia, decision making, professional patient relations, veterinary medicine.
Notes: Comment On: Vet Rec. 2000 Jul 1;147(1):27.

Erickson, M.C. (2004). A personal view of euthanasia procedures. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 225(7): 1026. ISSN: 0003-1488.
Descriptors: communication, animal euthanasia, veterinarians, physician-patient relations.
Notes: Comment On: J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2004 Jun 1;224(11):1774-9.

Fitzpatrick, A. (2004). Euthanasia by cervical dislocation: When is it justified? Submit the references. Lab Animal 33(8): 16. ISSN: 0093-7355.
Descriptors: animal care committees, euthanasia, animal ethics, laboratory animal science, cervical dislocations.
Notes: Comment On: Lab Anim (NY). 2004 Sep;33(8):15.

Guittin, P. (2004). Gestion ethique de l'euthanasie des animaux de laboratoire. [Ethical administration of euthanasia in laboratory animals]. STAL, Sciences Et Techniques De L' Animal De Laboratoire 29(1): 39-45. ISSN: 0339-722X.
Descriptors: animal welfare, ethics, euthanasia, laboratory animals.
Language of Text: French.

Gustafsson, A. and L. Berg (2005). Avlivning mot djuragarens vilja kan vara skadegorelse. [Euthanasia against an owner's will can be risky]. Svensk Veterinartidning 57(7): 42-44. ISSN: 0346-2250.
Descriptors: euthanasia, legislation, professional ethics, veterinary profession.
Language of Text: Swedish.

Haddad, K.K. and P.N. Klein (2006). Regulatory oversight. In: C.K. Baer (Editor), Guidelines for Euthanasia of Nondomestic Animals, American Association of Zoo Veterinarians: Lawrence, USA, p. 14-18. ISBN: 0-689-70726-6.
Descriptors: euthanasia, law and legislation, regulations, wildlife conservation, wildlife management, zoo animals.
Notes: Available from AAZV.

Hale, G. (2007). Views on euthanasia. The Veterinary Record 160(25): 884. ISSN: 0042-4900.
Descriptors: animal euthanasia, veterinarians, treatment failure.
Notes: Comment In: Vet Rec. 2007 Jun 30;160(26):915.

Hannah, H.W. (2000). Euthanasia--some legal aspects. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 217(3): 330-331. ISSN: 0003-1488.
Descriptors: euthanasia, veterinary jurisprudence, legal aspects.

Hanyok, P.M. (2001). Guidelines for police officers when responding to emergency animal incidents. Animal Welfare Information Center Bulletin 11(3-4): 1-7. ISSN: 1522-7553.
Online: http://www.nal.usda.gov/awic/newsletters/v11n3/11n3hany.htm
Descriptors: police officers, occupational hazards, wild animals, capture of animals, rabies, aggression, euthanasia, species differences, emergencies.

Harris, J.M. (2000). Regarding euthanasia. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 216(1): 20-21. ISSN: 0003-1488.
Descriptors: domestic animals, human-pet bonding, euthanasia, veterinarians, dogs.

Hawkins, P., L. Playle, H. Golledge, M. Leach, R. Banzett, A. Coenen, J. Cooper, P. Danneman, P. Flecknell, R. Kirkden, L. Niel, and M. Raj (2006). Newcastle consensus meeting on carbon dioxide euthanasia of laboratory animals: 27 and 28 February 2006, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Animal Technology and Welfare 5(3): 125-142. ISSN: 1742-0385.
Online: www.iat.org.uk
Descriptors: animal welfare, carbon dioxide, ethics, euthanasia, laboratory animals.
Language of Text: German; Spanish; French; Italian.
Notes: Conference Information: Newcastle consensus meeting on carbon dioxide euthanasia of laboratory animals, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 27-28 February 2006.

Heiblum Frid, M. and A. Tejeda Perea (2007). Euthanasia & thanatology in small animals. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research 2(2): 35-39. ISSN: 1558-7878.
Online: http://www.journalvetbehavior.com/article/PIIS155878780700038X/abstract
Descriptors: thanatology, veterinary medicine, animal behavior, animal welfare, companion animals, euthanasia, death, pet owners, veterinary guidance, grieving.

Hosgood, G. and D.T. Scholl (2001). The effects of different methods of accounting for observations from euthanized animals in survival analysis. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 48(2): 143-154. ISSN: 0167-5877.
Descriptors: veterinary medicine, euthanasia, mortality, duration, data collection, costs and returns, morbidity, statistical analysis, errors.

Jones, E.D. (2000). Decisions on euthanasia. The Veterinary Record 147(3): 82. ISSN: 0042-4900.
Descriptors: decision making, euthanasia, veterinary medicine, attitude of health personnel.
Notes: Comment In: Vet Rec. 2000 Jul 22;147(4):116.

Kandziolka, L. (2004). Euthanasia by cervical dislocation: When is it justified? Avoid a double standard. Lab Animal 33(8): 16. ISSN: 0093-7355.
Descriptors: animal care committees, euthanasia, animal ethics, laboratory animal science, cervical dislocations.
Notes: Comment On: Lab Anim (NY). 2004 Sep;33(8):15.

Kass, P.H., J.C.J. New, J.M. Scarlett, and M.D. Salman (2001). Understanding animal companion surplus in the United States: Relinquishment of nonadoptables to animal shelters for euthanasia. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science 4(4): 237-248. ISSN: 1088-8705.
Descriptors: dogs, cats, euthanasia, socioeconomic status, abnormal behavior, animal diseases, supply, pets, United States, old age, shelters.

Kietzmann, M. (2003). Euthanasie trachtiger Tiere. [Euthanasia of pregnant animals]. Deutsche Tierarztliche Wochenschrift 110(5): 188-189. ISSN: 0341-6593.
Abstract: For euthanasia of pregnant animals, a rapid and painless death is essential. The technique of euthanasia should minimize stress and anxiety experienced by the animal so far as possible. The death is induced by an anoxia in the central nervous system or by a pharmacologic inhibition of essential neuronal functions. Pentobarbital is the best suited drug for euthanasia of animals and especially of pregnant animals. Combinations with muscle relaxing agents should not be used because of possible apnoe without unconsciousness.
Descriptors: euthanasia of pregnant animals, hypnotics and sedatives, pentobarbital administration and dosage, chemically induced anoxia.
Language of Text: German.

Klein, P.N. (2000). Concerns about euthanasia report. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 217(9): 1293-1294. ISSN: 0003-1488.
Descriptors: animal welfare, euthanasia veterinary, scientific standards, veterinary medicine.

Kopaladze, R.A. (2000). Metody evtanazii eksperimental'nykh zhivotnykh--etika, estetika, bezopasnost' personala. [Methods for the euthanasia of experimental animals--the ethics, esthetics and personnel safety]. Uspekhi Fiziologicheskikh Nauk 31(3): 79-90. ISSN: 0301-1798.
Abstract: In this paper there are shown chemical and physical methods of euthanasia of vertebrate animals. All methods are divided into three categories: A) Acceptable methods of euthanasia, B) methods acceptable only for unconscious animals, C) methods that are not acceptable for euthanasia. The acceptability or non-acceptability of the method is determined by ethic or aesthetic conceptions and also by conceptions of the personnel safety and the environment. There is provided a table of acceptable methods of euthanasia. Recommendations of working group of the Federation of Laboratory Animal Science Association (FELASA) were taken into consideration in this paper. The survey can be useful for the experimenters and personnel concerned with laboratory animals.
Descriptors: animal technicians, laboratory animals, acceptable methods of euthanasia, ethics, primates, suvey.
Language of Text: Russian.

Kreeger, T.J. (2006). Personnel safety. In: C.K. Baer (Editor), Guidelines for Euthanasia of Nondomestic Animals, American Association of Zoo Veterinarians: Lawrence, USA, p. 9-13. ISBN: 0-689-70726-6.
Descriptors: euthanasia, occupational hazards, personnel, animals.
Notes: Available from AAZV.

Kreger, M.D. (Compiler) (1997). Animal Euthanasia January 1990-November 1997, US Department of Agriculture: Washington, DC, 51 p.
Online: http://www.nal.usda.gov/awic/pubs/oldbib/srb9801.htm
NAL Call Number: aS21.D27S64
Descriptors: animals, destruction of animals, bibliographies.
Notes: Updates AWIC Special Reference Briefs Series no. SRB 93-06.

Lejonhud, K. (1998). Euthanasi - Avlivning. [Euthanasia - Destruction of Animals]. 13. Skara, Sweden: Foerdjupningsarbete - Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet, Djursjukvaardarprogrammet, 24 p.
Descriptors: dogs, cats, horses, pet animals, death, destruction of animals, animal welfare, legislation, anesthesia, euthanasia.
Language of Text: Swedish, Summary in English and Swedish.

Ludders, J.W., R.H. Schmidt, F.J. Dein, and P.N. Klein (2001). Drowning can no longer be considered euthanasia: Reply to Bluett. Wildlife Society Bulletin 29(2): 748-750. ISSN: 0091-7648.
Descriptors: ethics, euthanasia techniques, euthanasia by drowning, welfare aspects, reply to criticism.

Ludders, J.W., R.H. Schmidt, F.J. Dein, and P.N. Klein (1999). Drowning is not euthanasia. Wildlife Society Bulletin 27(3): 666-670. ISSN: 0091-7648.
Descriptors: euthanasia by drowning, physiology evidence, brain, electroencephalogram during drowning, unacceptable euthanasia technique, heart beat, respiratory function.

Lumb, W.V. (2006). Thoughts on euthanasia and quality-of-life commentary. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 228(11): 1676-7; Author Reply 1677. ISSN: 0003-1488.
Descriptors: animal welfare, euthanasia, quality of life, communication, ethics.
Notes: Comments: Comment On: J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2006 Apr 1;228(7):1014-6.

Luy, J.P. (1999). Die Totungsfrage in der Tierschutzethik. [The killing of animals from the aspect of animal welfare ethics]. Dissertation, Fachbereich Veterinarmedizin, Freie Universitat: Berline, Germany. 172 p.
Descriptors: animal welfare, ethics, slaughter, euthanasia.
Language of Text: German, Summary in English.

MacKay, C.A. (2005). Euthanasia - a practice dilemma! In: Veterinary technician and practice manager Proceedings of the North American Veterinary Conference, January 8, 2005-January 12, 2005, Orlando, Florida, Eastern States Veterinary Association: Gainesville, Florida, USA, Vol. 19, p. 51.
Descriptors: animal welfare, animal behavior, euthanasia, pets, veterinary practice, cats, dogs.

Main, D.C. (2000). Decisions on euthanasia. The Veterinary Record 147(2): 55. ISSN: 0042-4900.
Descriptors: dogs, animal ethics, euthanasia, bioethical issues, ethics committees.
Notes: Comment On: Vet Rec. 2000 Jul 1;147(1):27.

Manette, C.S. (2004). A reflection on the ways veterinarians cope with the death, euthanasia, and slaughter of animals. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 225(1): 34-38. ISSN: 0003-1488.
Descriptors: animals, slaughter, death, veterinarians, cope, reflection.

Martin, F., K.L. Ruby, T.M. Deking, and A.E. Taunton (2004). Factors associated with client, staff, and student satisfaction regarding small animal euthanasia procedures at a veterinary teaching hospital. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 224(11): 1774-1779. ISSN: 0003-1488.
Descriptors: animal euthanasia, factors, procedures, satisfaction, students, staff, client, veterinary teaching hospital.

Martin, F., K.L. Ruby, T.M. Deking, and A.E. Taunton (2004). Exploring the bond: Factors associated with client, staff, and student satisfaction regarding small animal euthanasia procedures at a veterinary teaching hospital. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 224(11): 1774-1779. ISSN: 0003-1488.
Descriptors: veterinary medicine, veterinary teaching hospital, small animal euthanasia, methods, pets.

Matsuda, Y. (2007). Assessment and criterion of pain, distress, and euthanasia. Folia Pharmacologica Japonica 129(1): 19-23. ISSN: 0015-5691.
Descriptors: pain, distress, euthanasia, pain and distress assessment.
Language of Text: Japanese.

Matsuda, Y. (2006). Evaluation and standard of pain, distress, and euthanasia. Journal of Pharmacological Sciences 100(Suppl. 1): 40P. ISSN: 1347-8613.
Descriptors: euthanasia, evaluation, pain, distress.
Notes: Meeting Information: 79th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Pharmacological Society, Yokohama, Japan; March 8 -10, 2006.

Maurin Blanchet, H. (2001). Euthanasie de l' animal de laboratoire. [Laboratory animals euthanasia]. Bulletin De L'Academie Veterinaire De France 154(2): 185-194. ISSN: 0001-4192.
Descriptors: laboratory animals, destruction of animals, regulations, euthanasia.
Language of Text: French, Summary in English and French.

Maurin Blanchet, H. (2001). Propos sur l'euthanasie de l'animal de laboratoire. [Remarks about euthanasia of laboratory animals]. STAL, Sciences Et Techniques De L' Animal De Laboratoire 26(2): 107-116. ISSN: 0339-722X.
Descriptors: animal experiments, animal welfare, euthanasia, laboratory animals.
Language of Text: French, Summary in English.

Mayevsky, A., E. Barbiro Michaely, L. Ligeti, and A.C. Maclaughlin (2002). Effects of euthanasia on brain physiological activities monitored in real-time. Neurological Research 24(7): 647-651. ISSN: 0161-6412.
Descriptors: euthanasia, pain, suffering, comparison of methods, cats.

McMillan, F.D. (2001). Rethinking euthanasia: Death as an unintentional outcome. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 219(9): 1204-1206. ISSN: 0003-1488.
NAL Call Number: 41.8 Am3
Descriptors: euthanasia, death, unintentional outcome, stress.

Milani, M. (2005). The art of terminal illness and injury: The client and the animal. Canadian Veterinary Journal 46(4): 364-367. ISSN: 0008-5286.
Descriptors: veterinary medicine, veterinarians, death and dying, bioethics, pets, euthanasia, animal diseases, terminal illness and injury.
Notes: This issue available in photocopy form only.

Milani, M. (2005). Terminal bond problems. Canadian Veterinary Journal 46(10): 942-944. ISSN: 0008-5286.
Descriptors: veterinarians, pets, euthanasia, pet care, emotions, human behavior, veterinary medicine, ethics, animal welfare.

Moore, G.E., K.D. Burkman, M.N. Carter, and M.R. Peterson (2001). Causes of death or reasons for euthanasia in military working dogs: 927 cases (1993-1996). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 219(2): 209-214. ISSN: 0003-1488.
Descriptors: dogs, working animals, euthanasia, longevity, gender differences, breed differences, dog breeds, causes of death.

Moore, L.D. (2002). Seeking alternatives to euthanasia. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 220(1): 20; Author Reply 20. ISSN: 0003-1488.
Descriptors: euthanasia, quality of life, animal welfare, palliative care.
Notes: Comment On: J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2001 Nov 1;219(9):1204-6.

Morrow, W.E.M. (1999). Euthanasia hazards. Occupational Medicine 14(2): 235-246. ISSN: 0885-114X.
Descriptors: euthanasia hazards, occupational health, animal euthanasia, chemical methods, psychological effects, training, physical methods.

Morton, D.B. (2000). Decisions on euthanasia. The Veterinary Record 147(4): 116. ISSN: 0042-4900.
Descriptors: euthanasia, professional autonomy, veterinary medicine.
Notes: Comment On: Vet Rec. 2000 Jul 15;147(3):82.

Nau, J.Y. (2006). Le veterinaire et l'euthanasie par temps d'epizootie. [The veterinarian and euthanasia during epizootic outbreaks]. Revue Medicale Suisse 2(86): 2577. ISSN: 1660-9379.
Descriptors: disease outbreaks, euthanasia, animal legislation and jurisprudence, zoonoses, France.
Language of Text: French.

O'mara, K.T., W.K. Hinds, and R.W. Phillips (1994). Euthanasia during life science research in space. Contemporary Topics in Laboratory Animal Science 33(1): 68-72. ISSN: 1060-0558.
Descriptors: veterinary medicine, experimental animals, euthanasia, space research.

Otten, D.R. (2001). Advisory on proper disposal of euthanatized animals. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 219(12): 1677-1678. ISSN: 0003-1488.
Descriptors: veterinary medicine, carcass disposal, legislation, wildlife, euthanasia.

Overhulse, K.A. (2002). Coping with lab animal morbidity and mortality: a trainer's role. Lab Animal 31(6): 39-42. ISSN: 0093-7355.
Descriptors: laboratory animals, morbidity, mortality, euthanasia, stress management, psychosocial factors, psychological stress; human animal relations, training officers, laboratory workers, grief.

Parker, J.S. (2006). Thoughts on euthanasia and quality-of-life commentary. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 228(11): 1677-1678; Author Reply 1678. ISSN: 0003-1488.
Descriptors: animal welfare, human-pet bonding, animal euthanasia, ethics, quality of life, pain prevention and control.
Notes: Comment On: J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2006 Apr 1;228(7):1014-.

Peruccio, C. (1997). Eutanasia o terapia eroica? [Euthanasia or heroic therapy?]. Obiettivi e Documenti Veterinari 18(10): 3-4. ISSN: 0392-1913.
Descriptors: euthanasia, therapy, animals, veterinary medicine.
Language of Text: Italian.

Przezdziecka, D. and J. Szarek (2000). Analiza aspektow praktycznych i teoretycznych eutanazji. [Practical and ethical aspects of euthanasia]. Magazyn Weterynaryjny 9(1): 48-50. ISSN: 1230-4425.
Descriptors: animal welfare, euthanasia, ethics.
Language of Text: Polish.

Raj, A.B.M., M.C. Leach, and D.B. Morton (2004). Carbon dioxide for euthanasia of laboratory animals. Comparative Medicine 54(5): 470-471. ISSN: 1532-0820.
Descriptors: endpoints, animal use refinement, general anesthetics, euthanasia, carbon dioxide, laboratory animals.

Reeve, C.L., C. Spitzmuller, S.G. Rogelberg, A. Walker, A. Schultz, and O. Clark (2004). Employee reactions and adjustment to euthanasia-related work: Identifying turning-point events through retrospective narratives. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science 7(1): 1-25. ISSN: 1088-8705.
Descriptors: labor, psychological stress, euthanasia, animal rescue shelters, employee reactions.

Reilly, J.S. (Editor) (2001). Euthanasia of Animals Used for Scientific Purposes., Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching (ANZCCART): Adelaide, South Australia, 106 p. ISBN: 0958682143.
NAL Call Number: SF756.394.R45 2001
Descriptors: animals used for scientific purposes, euthanasia of animals, moral and ethical aspects of animal experimentation.

Rhoades, R.H. (2002). The Humane Society of the United States Euthanasia Training Manual., 1st edition, Humane Society Press: Washington, DC, 174 p. ISBN: 0965894266.
NAL Call Number: SF756.394 .R46 2002
Descriptors: euthanasia of animals, training manual, Humane Society of the United States, HSUS.

Richardson, D.M. (2000). Euthanasia: A nettle we need to grasp. Ratel 27(3): 80-88. ISSN: 0305-1218.
Descriptors: zoos and wildlife parks, ethics, care in captivity, euthanasia in zoos.

Robins, J.F. (2000). Euthanasia as a management tool in zoos. Ratel 27(3): 98-100. ISSN: 0305-1218.
Descriptors: zoos, wildlife parks, euthanasia as management tool, ethics, care in captivity, Scotland.

Rogelberg, S., C. Reeve, C. Spitzmuller, N. DiGiacomo, O. Clark, L. Teeter, A. Walker, P. Starling, and N. Carter (2007). Impact of euthanasia rates, euthanasia practices, and human resource practices on employee turnover in animal shelters. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 230(5): 713-719. ISSN: 0003-1488.
Descriptors: animal shelters, companion animals, dogs, cats, euthanasia, shelter personnel.

Rohlf, V. and P. Bennett (2005). Perpetration-induced traumatic stress in persons who euthanize nonhuman animals in surgeries, animal shelters, and laboratories. Society and Animals Social Scientific Studies of the Human Experience of Other Animals 13(3): 201-219. ISSN: 1063-1119.
Abstract: This study explored possible identification of Perpetration-induced Traumatic Stress (PITS) in workers whose occupations required euthanizing nonhuman animals and determining whether event or person-related factors influenced symptoms. The sample included 148 animal workers: veterinarians, veterinary nurses, and research and animal shelter staff. The Impact of Event Scale-Revised (IES-R) assessed traumatic stress. Experimenters constructed additional scales measuring satisfaction with social support, participation in various types of training, and concern over animal death. More than 70% of participants reported affinity toward animals had strongly influenced their occupation selection. Half the sample perceived animal death--particularly euthanasia--as one of the least desirable jobs. Of the sample, 11% reported experiencing moderate levels of traumatic symptoms. The study found lower levels of euthanasia-related stress were associated with increased satisfaction with social support and length of time working with animals. Those who reported high levels of concern about animal death reported higher levels of euthanasia-related stress. The study found occupational context was not associated with different levels of euthanasia-related stress symptoms--even though reasons for administering euthanasia differed significantly between occupations.
Descriptors: animal technicians, euthanasia, stress disorders, veterinarians, occupational health.

Rollin, B. (1999). An ethicist's commentary on the case of clients having trouble explaining euthanasia to their children. Canadian Veterinary Journal 40(8): 535-536. ISSN: 0008-5286.
Descriptors: child, euthanasia, animal rights, child, dogs.
Language of Text: French, English.

Rollin, B. (1999). An ethicist's commentary on the case of the veterinary technician who lies in order to have a dog euthanized. Canadian Veterinary Journal 40(5): 299. ISSN: 0008-5286.
Descriptors: animal technicians, medical ethics, euthanasia, dogs, employment.

Rollin, B.E. (2006). Euthanasia and quality of life. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 228(7): 1014-1016. ISSN: 0003-1488.
Descriptors: euthanasia, quality of life, bioethics, veterinary medicine, literature reviews, animal welfare, pets.

Rollin, B.E. (2002). The use and abuse of Aesculapian authority in veterinary medicine. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 220(8): 1144-1149. ISSN: 0003-1488.
Descriptors: veterinary medicine, veterinarians, euthanasia, alternative medicine, consent, authority.

Rollin, B.E. (2006). An ethicist's commentary on characterizing of convenience euthanasia in ethical terms. Canadian Veterinary Journal 47(8): 742. ISSN: 0008-5286.
Descriptors: animal welfare ethics, euthanasia, veterinary medicine, animals.

Rollin, B.E. (2001). An ethicist's commentary on the ethics of killing healthy animals. Canadian Veterinary Journal 42(12): 908. ISSN: 0008-5286.
Descriptors: animal welfare, ethics, veterinary medicine, domestic animals, laboratory animals.

Rollin, B.E. (2000). An ethicist's commentary on the ethics of painless killing. Canadian Veterinary Journal 41(9): 662-663. ISSN: 0008-5286.
Descriptors: ethics, animal euthanasia, veterinary medicine, animal welfare.

Rollin, B.E. (2003). An ethicist's commentary on veterinarians treating unowned animals and euthanizing unwanted animals. Canadian Veterinary Journal 44(5): 363-364. ISSN: 0008-5286.
Descriptors: animal welfare ethics, euthanasia, veterinarians, health care costs, ownership.

Rollin, B.E. (1997). An ethicist's commentary on the case of the veterinarian who wishes to improve rural euthanasia. Canadian Veterinary Journal 38(6): 334-335. ISSN: 0008-5286.
Descriptors: animal welfare standards, professional ethics, euthanasia, Canada, cats, dogs, rural areas, sheep.
Notes: Comment In: Can Vet J. 1997 Nov;38(11):678.

Rollin, B.E. (1996). An ethicist's commentary on the case of the veterinarian who euthanized an animal thinking that he had received owner permission. Canadian Veterinary Journal 37(9): 519-520. ISSN: 0008-5286.
Descriptors: domestic animals, medical ethics, euthanasia, veterinary standards, animal rights, Canada, dogs.

Rollin, B.E. and L. Lunetta (2000). An ethicist's commentary on euthanizing deaf Dalmatian puppies. Canadian Veterinary Journal 41(6): 438-439. ISSN: 0008-5286.
Descriptors: animal welfare, deafness, dog diseases, ethics, euthanasia, dogs.
Notes: Erratum In: Can Vet J 2000 Jul;41(7):537.

Sarma, P.C. (2005). Euthanasia in animals. North East Veterinarian 5(3): 17-19. ISSN: 0973-2004.
Descriptors: euthanasia, animal welfare, decapitation, electrocution, guidelines, inhalation and injectable anesthetics, veterinary practice.

Serpa, M.F. (1997). Responsibilidades do medico veterinario na pratica da eutanasia. [Responsibilities of the veterinarian in the practice of euthanasia]. Revista Brasileira De Medicina Veterinaria 19(6): 231-232. ISSN: 0100-2430.
Descriptors: euthanasia, veterinary medicine, ethics, animals.
Language of Text: Portuguese, Summary in English.

Shalev, M. (2002). OLAW clarifies PHS policy regarding use of carbon dioxide for euthanasia of small laboratory animals. Lab Animal 31(8): 17-18. ISSN: 0093-7355.
Descriptors: animal welfare, laboratory animals, carbon dioxide poisoning, veterinary euthanasia, United States Public Health Service, veterinary medicine standards.

Shalev, M. (2001). Implementing revised guidelines on euthanasia and preventing farm animal disease transmission. Lab Animal 30(6): 16. ISSN: 0093-7355.
Descriptors: animal disease transmission, animal welfare legislation, euthanasia, domestic animals, guidelines, public policy, United States.

Shaw, J.R. and L. Lagoni (2007). End-of-life communication in veterinary medicine: Delivering bad news and euthanasia decision making. Veterinary Clinics of North America Small Animal Practice 37(1): 95-108,VIII,IX. ISSN: 0195-5616.
Descriptors: end-of-life conversations, veterinary practices, ethics, SPIKES six-step model, euthanasia decision making.

Sonnenschmidt, R. (2002). Alternativen zur Euthanasie in der Tiertherapie. [Alternative to euthanasia in animal therapy]. Ganzheitliche Tiermedizin 16(3): 114-125. ISSN: 0939-7868.
Descriptors: animal welfare, euthanasia, therapy.
Language of Text: German, Summary in English.

Steffey, E.P. (2001). Euthanizing agents. In: H.R. Adams (Editor), Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 8th edition, Iowa State University Press: Ames, Iowa, p. 397-402. ISBN: 0813817439.
Descriptors: carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen cyanide, inhaled anesthetics, nitrogen, injectable anesthetics, barbiturates, chloral hydrate, ethanol, euthanizing agents.

Stewart, M.F. (1999). Companion Animal Death: A Practical and Comprehensive Guide for Veterinary Practice, Butterworth-Heinemann: Oxford, UK, 188 p. ISBN: 0750640766.
Descriptors: euthanasia, veterinary medicine, professional ethics and manner, treatment and therapy, dogs, cats, pets.

Swindle, M.M., G.A. Vogler, L.K. Fulton, R.P. Marini and S. Popilskis (2002). Preanesthesia, anesthesia, analgesia, and euthanasia. In: J.G. Fox, L.C. Anderson, F.M. Loew and F.W. Quimby (Editors), Laboratory Animal Medicine, 2nd edition, Academic Press: London, UK, p. 956-1003. ISBN: 0122639510.
Descriptors: anesthesia, analgesics, animal welfare, euthanasia, laboratory animals, preanesthetic, dogs.

Taboada, J. (1998). Euthanasia. In: D.M. McCurnin (Editor), Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians, 4th edition, W.B. Saunders: Philadelphia, USA, p. 715-721. ISBN: 0721621961.
Descriptors: euthanasia, veterinary technicians, textbook.

Topal, A. (2000). Hayvanlarda otanazi. [Euthanasia of animals]. Veteriner Fakultesi Dergisi, Uludag Universitesi 19(1/2): 141-147. ISSN: 1301-3173.
Descriptors: drug delivery systems, euthanasia, pain, animals.
Language of Text: Turkish, Summary in English.

Travers, W. and A. Hood (2000). Euthanasia as a management tool. Ratel 27(3): 90-93. ISSN: 0305-1218.
Descriptors: zoos, wildlife parks, euthanasia as management tool, ethics, care in captivity, United Kingdom.

van Logtesteijn, J.G. (2003). Het doden van dieren. Maatschappelijke en ethische aspecten. [Animal euthanasia. Medical and ethical aspects]. Tijdschrift Voor Diergeneeskunde 128(9): 297-298. ISSN: 0040-7453.
Descriptors: euthanasia, animal ethics, veterinary legislation, domestic animals, laboratory animals, wild animals, zoo animals, Netherlands.
Language of Text: Dutch.

Varner, G.E. (1996). Conceptions of animal well-being and managerial euthanasia. In: G.M. Burghardt, J.T. Bielitzki, J.R. Boyce and D.O. Schaeffer (Editors), The Well-Being of Animals in Zoo and Aquarium Sponsored Research, Scientists Center for Animal Welfare: Greenbelt, Maryland, p. 49-53.
NAL Call Number: QL77.5.W45 1996
Descriptors: zoos, wildlife parks, animal well-being, managerial euthanasia, animal welfare.
Notes: Available from SCAW, 7833, Walker Drive, Suite 340, Greenbelt, MD 20770. Tel: 301-345-3500.

White, D.J. and R. Shawhan (1996). Emotional responses of animal shelter workers to euthanasia. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 208(6): 846-849. ISSN: 0003-1488.
Descriptors: human-pet bonding, animal shelters, occupational hazard, emotional stress.

Wijsmuller, J.M. (1997). Euthanasie of therapie? [Euthanasia or therapy?]. Tijdschrift Voor Diergeneeskunde 122(6): 171. ISSN: 0040-7453.
Descriptors: animals, antineoplastic agents, animal welfare, euthanasia.
Language of Text: Dutch.

Williams, V. (2004). The use of carbon dioxide for euthanasia and anaesthesia. Surveillance Wellington 31(4): 28-30. ISSN: 0112-4927.
Descriptors: euthanasia, anesthesia, animal welfare, carbon dioxide.

Yasar, A. (1997). Veteriner hekimliginde otanazi (euthanasia). [Euthanasia in veterinary medicine]. Veteriner Bilimleri Dergisi 13(2): 11-16. ISSN: 1011-2057.
Descriptors: euthanasia, veterinary medicine, ethics.
Language of Text: Turkish, Summary in English.

 

Back to Top  
<< Table of Contents << Previous |  Next >>
Last Modified: Jan 23, 2014  
 
AWIC Home | NAL Home | USDA | AgNIC | ARS | Web Policies and Important Links | RSS Feeds | Site Map
FOIA | Accessibility Statement | Privacy Policy | Non-Discrimination Statement | Information Quality | USA.gov | White House