Pentobarbital is a preferred euthanasia option for animals; however, it presents animal disposal challenges. The Chemical Abstracts Service number for pentobarbital is 57-33-0. The PubChem ID is 23676152, and the molecular formula
increased manufacturing volume and use of pet PPCPs, there is comparatively little research on environmental stewardship practices (ie, decisions and actions of consumers [pet owners] regarding use and disposal of these products and the resultant
adverse events (eg, relay toxicosis [poisoning via consumption of pentobarbital-euthanized animals], environmental contamination, improper disposal of remains, failed euthanasia, etc), of using this euthanasia method by veterinarians. 1 , 2 Veterinarians
information regarding culture plate and contaminated item disposal practices ( Table 3 ).
Methods of disposal of culture plates with visible growth and contaminated disposable culture instruments (ie, inoculating loops) as reported by 150 and
, rabies diagnostic testing, carcass disposal, market value of cattle, enhanced rabies surveillance, and indirect patient cost of rabies exposure.
Direct and indirect costs (in US dollars) for both herds were calculated by use of the following equation
been published regarding the extent of veterinary services and carcass disposal methods used by owners of miniature swine, information that would be necessary to yield sufficient oversight or opportunity for diagnosis of a foreign animal disease. The
The need for field euthanasia of pinnipeds occasionally arises for circumstances in which carcass retrieval for disposal is logistically challenging to impossible. This could include mass stranding events, remote field research