Euthanasia of livestock is necessary to prevent suffering and for humane slaughter. On-farm euthanasia of sick or injured animals, humane killing of animals injured in livestock transport accidents, and humane euthanasia for disease control purposes are all examples of where knowledge of principles of humane euthanasia is required.
This website provides information on humane euthanasia techniques for livestock. It is intended for use by veterinarians, veterinary students, regulatory officials, farm staff, RCMP officers, first responders and others.
Video: “Humane Euthanasia Techniques in Cattle”
Reference for First Responders
This PDF provides RCMP officers, farm staff and other first responders with basic information and precautions for the humane euthanasia of livestock or wildlife.
of Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Centre
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- Saskatchewan Agriculture - Animal Health Unit
- Animal Protection Services of Saskatchewan
- Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan