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-based therapeutic options for chronic diseases, and helping veterinarians and owners to define humane end points to reduce pain. ABBREVIATIONS HRQL Health-related quality of life QL Quality of life GUVQuest Glasgow University

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Oral administration of medication to cats can be a challenge for many pet owners, and owner compliance is a concern for veterinarians when treatment for cats relies on orally administered drugs. Traditionally, medications intended for oral

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settings. 2 However, a barbiturate overdose can only be administered by or under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian, which can increase the costs associated with euthanasia and proper disposal of the carcass (ie, incineration). 1 Physical

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some gecko species because of the absence of eyelids. Given these challenges for the euthanasia of pet reptiles and those under the supervision of veterinarians, appropriate slaughter and determination of death in reptiles in commercial operations is

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were not used in a teaching laboratory (cohort 2) were obtained by a veterinarian who was an experienced avian venipuncturist (KMS). Blood samples for CBCs were immediately prepared with a modified Natt and Herrick stain and evaluated by use of a

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some settings. Conversely, barbiturate overdose has disadvantages that include a need to restrain an animal for IV administration of the drug; both restraint and venipuncture can induce distress. In addition, a veterinarian must administer the drug, and

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Medical Systems, Milwaukee, Wis. p. SAS, version 9.2, SAS Institute Inc, Cary, NC. References 1. Nusbaum KE Wenzel JG Everly GS Jr . Psychologic first aid and veterinarians in rural communities undergoing livestock depopulation . J

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veterinarian (BVL) to minimize variation. The scrotum of each calf was washed with dilute chlorhexidine disinfectant. Castration was performed via an open surgical technique without the provision of local anesthesia. This was consistent with standard industry

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because of either the cost of euthanasia and disposal at a private veterinary hospital or the reluctance of some veterinarians in private practice to perform euthanasia for a new client. Personnel at the ARL-B or MSPCA will not perform convenience

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age were housed at this kennel for the duration of the study. Dogs with health problems as assessed by the project veterinarians were excluded from the hearing assessment portion of the study. The dogs served as subjects for students in the veterinary

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